dash: built-in variable LINENO mandated by POSIX not there

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Mon Jul 14 14:31:48 UTC 2008


On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 09:02:49AM -0400, Rocky Bernstein wrote:
> Package: dash
> Version: 0.5.4-8ubuntu1
> Severity: normal

Unfortunately, reportbug in Ubuntu still sends emails to the mailing
list instead of filing a bug report in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/

> In Section 2.5.3, Shell Variables [XCU 2303] LINENO seems to be mandated:
> 
> [...] This  volume of POSIX.1-200x
> specifies the effects of the variable only for systems supporting the
> User Portability Utilities option.

This language seems to say LINENO is optional.

Marius Gedminas
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