[Pkg-postgresql-public] Bug#784314: postgresql-common: config uses sh(dash) for supported-versions script: bad substitution

Jörg Plate patterner at gmail.com
Tue May 5 08:55:03 UTC 2015

Package: postgresql-common
Version: 165
Severity: important

$ aptitude install postgresql-9.4
results in a "bad substitution" error

the script "postgresql-common.config" has the line
  SUPPORTED=`sh /usr/share/postgresql-common/supported-versions`
which triggers the error.
using /bin/bash works.
/bin/sh is a symlink to /bin/dash (s.b.)

not fixed in 166.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (1001, 'stable'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.0.0-1 (SMP w/8 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages postgresql-common depends on:
ii  adduser                   3.113+nmu3
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]     1.5.56
ii  init-system-helpers       1.22
ii  lsb-base                  4.1+Debian13+nmu1
ii  postgresql-client-common  165
ii  procps                    2:3.3.9-9
ii  ssl-cert                  1.0.35
ii  ucf                       3.0030

Versions of packages postgresql-common recommends:
ii  logrotate  3.8.7-1+b1

postgresql-common suggests no packages.

-- debconf information:
  postgresql-common/ssl: true
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