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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Plan for a new release? [Was: preview.sty included in
Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Plan for a new release? [Was: preview.sty included in GNU ELPA problematic]
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:51:15 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)
Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> writes:
> 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
> 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.
One can surround the read command with
in order to switch off echoing. Of course, if things crash just there,
people will get annoyed at the state of the terminal...