Freeze exception request: nama
Hi Mehdi / Release Team
I am resending this.
I need to make a one-line patch to nama
to fix a critical shell-syntax issue
for default squeeze installation
with /bin/dash as system shell.
The current syntax is incompatible with dash.
Specifically for file lib/Audio/Nama.pm, line 1366
< my $redirect = "2>&1>/dev/null &";
> my $redirect = ">/dev/null &";
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Nama was bitten by a bash/dash syntax issue.
Bug#599693: nama: Startup fails because socket creation fails
In short, the audio engine (ecasound) won't start with dash
as the system shell.
According to Debian maintainer Jonathan Nieder, it is actually
a dash bug:
Bug #599871 dash: shell redirect syntax fails via perl "system" command
It is a minor issue for dash, but a serious one for Nama.
Could you please unblock nama to permit me to upload a
The new version will be 1.064-6.
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