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dash as default /bin/sh and bashisms-free archive RGs

Hello everyone,

I would like to propose the following Release Goals for squeeze:

* Dash as default /bin/sh
A lot of work was done on this RG already for lenny but, sadly, it didn't make 
it. Further improvements to checkbashisms as well as support for checking for 
bashisms in all /bin/sh and debian/rules in lintian should follow.
The previous advocate was Petter Reinholdtsen, this time I'm offering myself 
to drive this RG and make it real.

* Bashisms-free archive
Similar to the above and thus included in this same email, the propposed goal 
is free all /bin/sh from bashisms (bashism in this context: a shell feature 
that is not required to be supported by Debian Policy), not just the issues 
needed to support dash as /bin/sh. The pourpose of this goal is to let people 
use whatever shell interpreter that complies with policy as /bin/sh without 
any breakage other than those that result from bugs in the interpreter 

[-release BCCed as  requested]

Raphael Geissert - Debian Maintainer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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