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Bug 506522

Summary: net-misc/tigervnc: init script: make POSIX compliant (currently uses ${!var} and arrays)
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Patrick Lauer <patrick>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it <maintainer-needed>
Severity: normal CC: mgorny
Priority: Normal Keywords: NeedPatch, PullRequest
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 609070    

Description Patrick Lauer gentoo-dev 2014-04-02 09:10:26 UTC
# rc-status
 * Caching service dependencies ...
/lib64/rc/sh/ /etc/init.d/tigervnc: line 44: syntax error: bad substitution

[ebuild   R    ] net-misc/tigervnc-1.3.1  USE="nptl opengl pam xorgmodule -gnutls -java -server*" 0 kB

# readlink /bin/sh
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2015-12-16 19:12:57 UTC
we do not track "compatible with XXX shell", we track "is it POSIX compliant"

in this case, it is not:
        [ -z ${!usrvar} ] && vnc_opts=$VNC_OPTS || vnc_opts=${!usrvar}

rather than use VNC_OPTS_user[disp], we could use VNC_OPTS_user_disp and `eval` to get the value
Comment 2 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2018-03-02 14:09:11 UTC
This makes it impossible to use this on FreeBSD.
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2022-03-22 18:01:21 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit f94f6f15314c9a4b161efacb57042744346bc234
Author:     Viorel Munteanu <>
AuthorDate: 2022-03-22 07:27:03 +0000
Commit:     Sam James <>
CommitDate: 2022-03-22 18:01:11 +0000

    net-misc/tigervnc: Fix the init script
    Remove $VNC_OPTS from conf.d
    Make init script POSIX compliant
    Signed-off-by: Viorel Munteanu <>
    Signed-off-by: Sam James <>

 net-misc/tigervnc/files/tigervnc-1.12.0.confd      |  4 ++--
 net-misc/tigervnc/files/tigervnc-1.12.0.initd      | 28 ++++++++++------------
 ...-1.12.0-r2.ebuild => tigervnc-1.12.0-r3.ebuild} |  0
 3 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)