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Re: [Gnumed-devel] <bug> shell scripts fail when /bin/sh <> /bin/bash

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] <bug> shell scripts fail when /bin/sh <> /bin/bash
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 12:48:55 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 07:04:24PM +0200, Jerzy Luszawski wrote:

> I tried to install gnumed on the fresh installation of Kubuntu 8.04 and was 
> caught by various syntax errors when executing scripts. It turned out that in 
> Kubuntu /bin/sh is linked to /bin/dash instead of /bin/bash as in many other 
> common distros. 
> I know that it doesn't mean the scripts are bad, but in my case they just 
> failed, and it took a while to guess why. 
> It is easy to avoid  by putting explicit reference to bash in the scripts 
> (#!/bin/bash). This could save some great deal of frustration for potential 
> users.
> Please consiter it.

Fixed in our shell scripts. I'd be happy to apply specific
patches you might come up with to remove bashisms from our

Thanks for the report,
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