[Logcheck-devel] Bug#508546: Bug#508546: unecessary bashism

Yuri D'Elia wavexx at users.sf.net
Fri Dec 12 17:17:31 UTC 2008

On Friday 12 December 2008 17:27:50 Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
>  What would be the real gain of it? Because actually, I don't really see
> it. Especially, what's the deal with calling this severity important? If
> anything it is wishlist, not?
>  Can you please explain what does upset you so much about this? It's not
> if bash would be any totally obscure and not available shell, it's the
> default shell in most linux distributions out there and I wouldn't know
> a single system that doesn't include it, and that includes cygwin for
> windows.

I'm not upset, i'm just noting that logcheck can run on any posix-compatible shell by simply changing one bashism. One bashism does not justity the need of the whole bash. It strikes to me as obvious, but then again "important" is not justified.

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