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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Plan for a new release? [Was: preview.sty included in

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Plan for a new release? [Was: preview.sty included in GNU ELPA problematic]
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:00:47 +0200

* Mosè Giordano (2014-09-02) writes:

> for the release process we should follow the "Distributions" section
> of the GNU Maintainer guide, right?  I can build and sign all
> tarballs, including XEmacs and Windows ones, but who will send the
> packages to the FTP server?  For what is worth, I haven't gone through
> the process to automate FTP uploads yet.

Up till the last release I've done the uploads for some time.  So if you
don't want to register at the moment, I can do the upload without much

> In the Makefile, the default shell is a generic /bin/sh, but in the
> release-sign rule there is a "read -sp" command which is, AFAIK,
> specific to "bash" and /bin/sh doesn't necessarily points to bash (in
> Debian and derivates it doesn't).  The "-p" option can be replaced by
> a preceding "echo -n" message, the "-s" option doesn't have a generic
> replacement.  A solution could be to set the shell to /bin/bash,
> another could be to replace the read "-p" option with the "echo" and
> drop the "-s" option.

Hm, I haven't had trouble with the command and I've been using Debian
all along.  But perhaps they changed the default shell since the last
AUCTeX release?  Did the command fail in your case?


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