Debian Bug report logs - #471873
live-helper: bashism in /bin/sh script

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Package: live-helper; Maintainer for live-helper is Debian Live Project <>;

Reported by: Raphael Geissert <>

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 19:57:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version live-helper/1.0~a40-1

Fixed in version live-helper/1.0~a41-1

Done: Daniel Baumann <>

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Bug#471873; Package live-helper. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Raphael Geissert <>
Subject: live-helper: bashism in /bin/sh script
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 13:55:48 -0600
Package: live-helper
Severity: normal
Version: 1.0~a40-1
Usertags: bashisms

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/lh_binary_debian-installer line 115 (local
> foo=bar): local FILE="${1}"
> possible bashism in ./usr/bin/lh_binary_debian-installer line 116 (local
> foo=bar): local TARGET="${2}"

Not using bash as /bin/sh is likely to lead to errors or unexpected 

For more information please refer to the Debian Policy section 10.4 supporting 
this argument at:


Thank you,
Atomo64 - Raphael

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Reply sent to Daniel Baumann <>:
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From: Daniel Baumann <>
Subject: Bug#471873: fixed in live-helper 1.0~a41-1
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 09:02:21 +0000
Source: live-helper
Source-Version: 1.0~a41-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
live-helper, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/l/live-helper/live-helper_1.0~a41-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/l/live-helper/live-helper_1.0~a41-1.dsc
  to pool/main/l/live-helper/live-helper_1.0~a41-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/l/live-helper/live-helper_1.0~a41.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Daniel Baumann <> (supplier of updated live-helper package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:00:00 +0100
Source: live-helper
Binary: live-helper
Architecture: source all
Version: 1.0~a41-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian Live <>
Changed-By: Daniel Baumann <>
 live-helper - Debian Live build scripts
Closes: 469085 471873
 live-helper (1.0~a41-1) unstable; urgency=medium
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Fixing md5sum.txt creation to not fail on filenames with
     whitespaces, thanks to Bas Wijnen <> (Closes:
   * Updating copy instructions in example sources to match current
   * Updating credits.
   * Switching default of LH_APT from aptitude to apt for >= lenny.
   * Correcting wrong logic on handling secure apt.
   * Including 686 kernel flavour on i386 too, but defaulting (still) to
     486 for compatibility reasons.
   [ Chris Lamb ]
   * lh_chroot_hacks: Ensure initrds are group- and world- readable
   * Allow LH_ENCRYPTION="disabled" to disable encryption
   * lh_binary_encryption: Rework and fix broken AES encryption routines
   * lh_binary_rootfs: Remove
   * lh_binary_debian-installer: Preseed by repacking initrd in some
   * lh_binary_debian-installer: Merge pool/netboot determining logic
   * lh_binary_debian-installer: Remove "local"-oriented bashisms
     (Closes: #471873).
   * lists/gnome-core: Add gnome-themes
   * lh_chroot_linux-image: Install dependencies differently when using
   * lh_binary_debian-installer: Don't use --no-clobber for downloading
   * lh_binary_debian-installer: Only create package pools when necessary
   * lh_binary_debian-installer: Re-enable d-i on netboot images
   * hooks/stripped: Clean Lintian and Linda overrides in 'stripped' hook
   [ Cyril Brulebois ]
   * Fix various typos.
 0bef199eb660ad4afb1f65706645e942 854 misc optional live-helper_1.0~a41-1.dsc
 29e15c02912f7363c0585e6256c961c7 1937744 misc optional live-helper_1.0~a41.orig.tar.gz
 3a474efaa875e54a55761d6ba6e0c738 12239 misc optional live-helper_1.0~a41-1.diff.gz
 7e08b57b59d1eb06f9c6e528775b4b96 1883200 misc optional live-helper_1.0~a41-1_all.deb

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