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Re: Intended MBF: maintainer scripts not using strict mode




On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 07:01:56AM +0200, Johannes Schauer wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Quoting Christoph Biedl (2017-06-27 00:37:33)
> > Let's be honest: Shell scripts, while easy to write, carry too many risks of
> > unsafe programming. So while your proposed fixing is a step in the right
> > direction, this is all just band-aid. We (as in Debian) should look forward
> > and try to replace these maintainer scripts with something more error-prone.
> > Niels has mentioned declarative approaches which seem like a good idea. No
> > idea about the status, though, and I'm interested in details if there already
> > are some.
> 
> this might've exactly been the angle that made Ralf find these issues with
> maintainer scripts in the first place:
> 
> https://debconf16.debconf.org/talks/63/
> 
> https://www.irif.fr/~treinen/colis/

yes, indeed, this is a first step of our project.

-Ralf.