[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#471422: lirc: bashism in /bin/sh script

Raphael Geissert atomo64 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 03:58:51 UTC 2008

Package: lirc
Severity: important
Version: 0.8.2-2
User: debian-release at 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 ./etc/init.d/lirc line 15 (local foo=bar):
>         local MODULES_MISSING=false
> possible bashism in ./etc/init.d/lirc line 45 (local foo=bar):
>         local ARGS="$*"

Not using bash as /bin/sh is likely to lead to errors or unexpected 
Please be aware that although 
bash is currently the default /bin/sh there's a release goal for Lenny to 
make dash the default /bin/sh[1].

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

HINT: sometimes these bugs are already fixed in Ubuntu, look at the PTS


Thank you,
Atomo64 - Raphael

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