Re: Intended MBF: maintainer scripts not using strict mode
- Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:31:31 +0100
- From: Matthew Vernon <matthew@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Intended MBF: maintainer scripts not using strict mode
Ralf Treinen <treinen@xxxxxxx> writes:
> I had a cursory look over the listed maintainer scripts, and did not
> find any that does a careful checking of exit statuses. Though some
> of them are quite trivial, or even sometimes empty. It looks to me
> as not using strict mode in these cases is an oversight, and I would
> like to file bugs for these.
> What is your opinion? Policy says "should", not "must". If you agree
> with the MBF, what do you think would be the appropriate severity?
I think it would have been better to have:
i) filed no more than 1 bug per source package
ii) been specific about the scripts you were objecting to
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