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has caused the Debian Bug report #530092,
regarding grass: bashism in /bin/sh script
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Package: grass
Severity: important
Version: 6.4.0~rc4-3
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/lib/grass64/scripts/mkftcap line 34 (should be
> >word 2>&1):
>     if which fc-list >&/dev/null ; then
> possible bashism in ./usr/lib/grass64/scripts/d.m line 13
>         if [ "$HOSTTYPE" = "macintosh" -o "$HOSTTYPE" = "powermac" -o
> "$HOSTTYPE" = "powerpc" -o "$HOSTTYPE" = "intel-pc" ] ; then
> possible bashism in ./usr/lib/grass64/etc/ line 5 ($BASH):
> if [ "$TERM" = "xterm" ] && [ -n "$BASH" ] ; then
> possible bashism in ./usr/lib/grass64/etc/ line 7 (echo -e):
>    echo -e "\033]0;${TITLE}\007\c"
> possible bashism in ./usr/lib/grass64/etc/ line 35 (should be
> read [-r] variable):
>    read
> possible bashism in ./usr/lib/grass64/etc/ line 330
> if [ "$HOSTTYPE" = "arm" ] ; then
> possible bashism in ./usr/lib/grass64/etc/ line 859 (unsafe echo
> with backslash):
>     echo "set prompt = '\\" >> "$cshrc"
> possible bashism in ./usr/lib/grass64/etc/ line 860 (unsafe echo
> with backslash):
>     echo "Mapset <${MAPSET}> in Location <${LOCATION_NAME}> \\" >> "$cshrc"

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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--- Begin Message ---
Package: grass
Version: 6.4.0~rc5+40109-1 

As explained in the report the bashism issues seem definitively fixed.
So, I'm closing this bug.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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