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

From: Mosè Giordano
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Plan for a new release? [Was: preview.sty included in GNU ELPA problematic]
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:53:53 +0200

Hi Ralf,

2014-09-02 20:00 GMT+02:00 Ralf Angeli <address@hidden>:
> * Mosč 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
> hassle.

Ok, thank you.

>> 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?

Yes, the release-sign rule fails for me unless I set the shell to
/bin/bash in the command line.  The dash has been being the default
/bin/sh for Ubuntu since 2006 and for Debian since 2011.


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