[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: dash-

Steven Penny svnpenn@gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 16:55:00 GMT 2017

On Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:43:30, Eric Blake wrote:
> But we are severely limited in volunteer manpower compared to Debian,
> and I suspect that 1) there won't be enough testers (we won't know the
> real impact until it is no longer experimental, but that is too late),
> and 2) even if testers are diligent, we will be unable to patch all the
> fallout in any sort of timely manner.

> Are you really prepared to force the Cygwin community through that much
> growing pain?

This is a fantastic question, thank you for asking. For me to answer it, I need
to quantify how much pain is actually involved. To truly answer that I would
need to download an check every single Cygwin package. That is probably overkill
because surely some packages are rarely used. I used this methodology to come up
with a list of packages to test:

1. Base category and recursive dependencies
2. Search my own repositories for "sage install", and got recursive dependencies
   for those too
3. Add checkbashisms package and recursive dependencies

This yields the list at the bottom of this post. Probably some packages need to
be added to this list, but it is a start. Next, I put all files from those
packages through this Awk selector:

    FNR == 1 && $0 ~ "^#!.*/sh"

To get potential scripts that need to be fixed. Then I ran checkbashism on those
files. The results are here:


I am willing to correct these, if you are willing to proceed.


_autorebase alternatives autoconf autoconf2.1 autoconf2.5 automake automake1.10
automake1.11 automake1.12 automake1.13 automake1.14 automake1.15 automake1.4
automake1.5 automake1.6 automake1.7 automake1.8 automake1.9 base-cygwin
base-files bash binutils bison bzip2 ca-certificates checkbashisms cmake
coreutils csih curl cygrunsrv cygutils cygwin cygwin-devel dash dejavu-fonts
desktop-file-utils dialog diffutils dri-drivers ed editrights file findutils
flex gamin gawk gcc-core getent ghostscript ghostscript-fonts-other
ghostscript-fonts-std git gnupg grep groff gsettings-desktop-schemas gzip
hostname info ipc-utils less libarchive13 libargp libatomic1 libattr1 libblkid1
libbz2_1 libcairo2 libcom_err2 libcrypt0 libcurl4 libdb5.3 libdialog13 libedit0
libEGL1 libexpat1 libfam0 libffi6 libfontconfig1 libfontconfig-common
libfreetype6 libgcc1 libgd3 libgdbm4 libGL1 libglapi0 libglib2.0_0 libgmp10
libgnutls28 libgomp1 libgraphite2_3 libgs9 libgssapi_krb5_2 libguile17
libharfbuzz0 libharfbuzz-icu0 libhogweed2 libICE6 libiconv libiconv2 libicu57
libicu58 libidn11 libidn2_0 libintl8 libisl13 libjbig2 libjpeg8 libk5crypto3
libkpathsea6 libkrb5_3 libkrb5support0 liblcms2_2 libllvm3.8 libllvm3.9 libltdl7
liblz4_1 liblzma5 liblzo2_2 libmetalink3 libmpc3 libmpfr4 libncurses-devel
libncursesw10 libnettle4 libnghttp2_14 libnspr4 libnss3 libopenjpeg1
libopenldap2_4_2 libopenssl100 libp11-kit0 libpaper1 libpaper-common libpcre1
libpipeline1 libpixman1_0 libpng16 libpoppler62 libpopt0 libpopt-common libpsl5
libptexenc1 libquadmath0 libreadline7 libsasl2_3 libsigsegv2 libSM6
libsmartcols1 libsqlite3_0 libssh2_1 libssp0 libstdc++6 libsynctex1 libtasn1_6
libtexlua52_5 libtexluajit2 libtiff6 libtool libtxc_dxtn libunistring2 libusb0
libuuid1 libuuid-devel libvtv0 libwebp5 libX11_6 libX11-xcb1 libXau6 libXaw7
libxcb1 libxcb-glx0 libxcb-render0 libxcb-shm0 libXdmcp6 libXext6 libXft2 libXi6
libxml2 libXmu6 libXpm4 libXrender1 libXt6 libzzip0.13 login m4 make man-db
mingw64-x86_64-binutils mingw64-x86_64-curl mingw64-x86_64-gcc-core
mingw64-x86_64-gcc-g++ mingw64-x86_64-headers mingw64-x86_64-libgnurx
mingw64-x86_64-libssh2 mingw64-x86_64-nghttp2 mingw64-x86_64-openssl
mingw64-x86_64-pkg-config mingw64-x86_64-runtime
mingw64-x86_64-windows-default-manifest mingw64-x86_64-win-iconv
mingw64-x86_64-winpthreads mingw64-x86_64-zlib mintty ncurses openssh openssl
p11-kit p11-kit-trust perl perl_autorebase perl_base perl-Carp perl-Digest-SHA
perl-Encode-Locale perl-Error perl-File-Listing perl-HTML-Parser
perl-HTML-Tagset perl-HTTP-Cookies perl-HTTP-Daemon perl-HTTP-Date
perl-HTTP-Message perl-HTTP-Negotiate perl-IO-HTML perl-IO-String
perl-libwww-perl perl-LWP-MediaTypes perl-Net-HTTP perl-Pod-Simple perl-Socket
perl-TermReadKey perl-Tk perl-Tk-Pod perl-Try-Tiny perl-Unicode-Normalize
perl-URI perl-WWW-RobotRules perl-XML-Parser pkg-config poppler-data
publicsuffix-list-dafsa python rebase rsync run sed shared-mime-info tar
terminfo texinfo texlive texlive-collection-basic
texlive-collection-fontsrecommended texlive-collection-latex tzcode tzdata unzip
util-linux vim-minimal w32api-headers w32api-runtime wget which
windows-default-manifest words xz yasm zip zlib0

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