[Pkg-kde-extras] Bug#581078: digikam: bashism in /bin/sh script

Raphael Geissert atomo64 at gmail.com
Tue May 11 05:00:39 UTC 2010

Package: digikam
Severity: important
Version: 2:1.2.0-2
User: debian-release at lists.debian.org
Usertags: goal-dash

Hello maintainer,

While performing an archive wide checkbashisms (from the 'devscripts' package)
check I've found your package containing a /bin/sh script making use
of a bashism.

checkbashisms' output:
> possible bashism in ./usr/bin/cleanup_digikamdb line 155 (should be >word
> 2>&1):
> cd "$db_dir" 2&> /dev/null
> possible bashism in ./usr/bin/cleanup_digikamdb line 158 (echo -e):
>     echo -e "$output_str_location:\t$(pwd)"
> possible bashism in ./usr/bin/cleanup_digikamdb line 162 (echo -e):
>	  echo -ne "${db_out:-"\\t"}\t$db ... "
> possible bashism in ./usr/bin/cleanup_digikamdb line 172 (echo -e):
>     echo -e "\n=> Finished";
> possible bashism in ./usr/bin/cleanup_digikamdb line 174 (echo -e):
>     echo -e "\nI was not able to enter the database folder.\n"

Not using bash (or a Debian Policy compliant shell interpreter that doesn't
provide such an extra feature) as /bin/sh is likely to lead to errors or
unexpected behaviours. Please be aware that dash is now the default /bin/sh.

Hints about how to fix bashisms can be found at:

If you still don't know how to fix the bashisms don't hesitate to reply to
this email, or tag the bug as 'help'.

Thank you,
Raphael Geissert

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