Package: kvpnc
Severity: important
Version: 0.9.0-1
Usertags: goal-dash

Hello maintainer,

While performing an archive wide checkbashisms (from the 'devscripts' package) 
check I've found your package containing one or more /bin/sh scripts making 
use of bashisms.

checkbashisms' output:
> possible bashism in ./usr/share/apps/kvpnc/ line 64
> (alternative test command ([[ foo ]] should be [ foo ])): 
> if [[ -z `ping -c 1 -w 5 $PINGHOST 2>&1 | grep '1 received'` ]]; then 
> possible bashism in 
> ./usr/share/apps/kvpnc/ line 81 (alternative test command ([[
> foo ]] should be [ foo ])): 
> if [[ $fails > `expr $TEST_PING_COUNT - 1` ]]; then

Not using bash (or a Debian Policy conformant shell interpreter which does 
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'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:

For more information please refer to the Debian Policy section 10.4 supporting 
this argument 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:


Thank you,
Atomo64 - Raphael

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