[Freewx-maint] Bug#489670: wx2.6-examples: bashism in /bin/sh script

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Thu Oct 13 02:05:30 UTC 2011

tag 489670 + wontfix

On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 02:31:51PM +1030, Ron wrote:
> It's part of an ugly upstream kludge for working in the source tree,
> apparently it was better to litter subdirs of that with scripts that
> do `cd ..` than to just build their rpms from the top level. *shrug*
> This isn't the only copy in the source, but presumably the original
> reporter of this bug just scanned the binary .debs.
> It's clearly of no use to people using binary packages though, we only
> have it because we install wxPython/demo wholesale to the examples dir
> and no one ever complained about cruft in there to special case its
> removal.  I'll leave this bug open as a reminder of that, but it's not
> worth an upload on its own to fix it.

I have committed a change to git to just remove this useless file from the
2.8 packages (we were carefully patching it to remove this bashism there).

Since I'm working to migrate all reverse dependencies of wxwidgets2.6 to
wxwidgets2.8 and to get wxwidgets2.6 removed before wheezy, and this
bashism is harmless in practice (since nobody would want to run this)
I don't see this is worth fixing at this point.


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