Lintian Reports

W possible-bashism-in-maintainer-script

All reports of possible-bashism-in-maintainer-script for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

This script is marked as running under /bin/sh, but it seems to use a feature found in bash but not in the SUSv3 or POSIX shell specification.


     '==' in a test, it should use '=' instead
     'read' without a variable in the argument
     'function' to define a function
     'source' instead of '.'
     '. command args', passing arguments to commands via 'source' is not supported
     '{foo,bar}' instead of 'foo bar'
     '[[ test ]]' instead of '[ test ]' (requires a Korn shell)
     'type' instead of 'which' or 'command -v'

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.4 (Scripts) for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: possible

Check: scripts, Type: binary

Emitted (non-overridden): 0, overridden: 1, total: 1

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

awffull 3.10.2-6 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>) overridden