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De-bashing Debian

A report that a thousand or more Debian packages will no longer build from source would be a cause for concern at any time, but when the project is trying to button up for a release, it is especially unwelcome. More here

It turns out that the initial estimates were overblown, but that a change in the dash shell to make it POSIX-compliant, exposed a number of “bash-isms” that had crept into the Debian build scripts. In the process of tracking things down, various problems with checkbashisms were found as well.

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