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Re: [PATCH] tests: avoid syntax triggering old dash bug

On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 05:42:53PM +0100, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> Avoid a bug in dash that's been fixed ever since its
> ec2c84d ("[PARSER] Fix clobbering of checkkwd", 2011-03-15)[1] first
> released with dash v0.5.7 in July 2011.
> This fixes 1/2 tests failing on Debian Lenny & Squeeze. The other
> failure is due to 1b42f45255 ("git-svn: apply "svn.pathnameencoding"
> before URL encoding", 2016-02-09).

Are people still using such versions of Debian?  I only see wheezy (7)
on the mirrors, not squeeze (6) or lenny (5).  It might be better for us
to encourage users to upgrade to an OS that has security support rather
than work around bugs in obsolete OSes.
brian m. carlson: Houston, Texas, US
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