Patch to remove Bashism in /usr/share/acpi-support/power-funcs

Bug #1096641 reported by Antonis Kanouras
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acpi-support (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


Please accept this patch to remove a bashism in /usr/share/acpi-support/power-funcs .


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: acpi-support 0.141 [modified: usr/share/acpi-support/power-funcs]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu9
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Jan 6 19:17:16 2013
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: acpi-support
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Antonis Kanouras (akanouras) wrote :
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tags: added: patch
Changed in acpi-support (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

this entire checkStateChanged() function appears to be unused by acpi-support. It's also not very well-written, calling 'exit' instead of 'return'. Why should we patch out the bashism, instead of removing the function entirely?

Changed in acpi-support (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Low
status: Triaged → Incomplete
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Antonis Kanouras (akanouras) wrote :

Hello and thanks for the fast reply :)

I guess an argument for it would be for use as a helper in local scripts.

While writing a local workaround for #467825, it happened to suit my needs. I would have written a proper one if it didn't exist though. However, since then I caved in and patched upowerd, meaning I have no use for it anymore.

Another issue with it is that if it's used by multiple scripts, it'll only work for the first one that happens to be called by acpid per power state change.

So it's up to you in the end. If you decide its functionality is useful indeed, and since I seem to have stirred the waters here :), I could send you an improved version of it (or of the whole file while I'm at it).

Changed in acpi-support (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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