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Bug#530201: texlive-latex-extra-doc: bashism in /bin/sh script

Package: texlive-latex-extra-doc
Severity: minor
Version: 2007.dfsg.17-2
User: debian-release@lists.debian.org
Usertags: goal-dash

Hello maintainer,

While performing an archive wide checkbashisms (from the 'devscripts' package)
check I've found your package containing a /bin/sh script making use
of a bashism.

checkbashisms' output:
> possible bashism in
> ./usr/share/doc/texlive-latex-extra-doc/latex/isodate/install.sh line 27
> (brace expansion):
> rm isodate.{glo,gls,idx,ilg,ind,aux,log,toc}
> possible bashism in
> ./usr/share/doc/texlive-latex-extra-doc/latex/isodate/install.sh line 35
> (brace expansion):
> rm isodateo.{glo,gls,idx,ilg,ind,aux,log,toc}
> possible bashism in
> ./usr/share/doc/texlive-latex-extra-doc/latex/isodate/install.sh line 40
> (brace expansion):
> rm testdate.{aux,log}

Not using bash (or a Debian Policy conformant shell interpreter which doesn't
provide such an extra feature) as /bin/sh is likely to lead to errors or
unexpected behaviours.
Please be aware that although bash is currently the default /bin/sh there was
a release goal for Lenny to make dash the default /bin/sh[1], and has been
proposed for squeeze as well[2].

If you want more information about dash as /bin/sh, you can read:

For more information supporting this goal please refer to Debian Policy,
section 10.4, at:

Hints about how to fix bashisms:
Sometimes these bugs are already fixed in Ubuntu, look at the PTS.
If not already fixed you can read:

If you still don't know how to fix the bashisms don't hesitate to reply to
this email, or tag the bug as 'help'.


Thank you,
Raphael Geissert

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