Am Montag, 11. Februar 2008 13:19:25 schrieb Frans Pop: > Mike Bird wrote: > > Debian should ensure that millions of Debian users around > > the world who have written and tested millions of tiny shell > > scripts with no thought to the possibility that /bin/sh may > > one day become not-bash will not suffer millions of hours > > of down time (or worse - bad data) due to a Debian change. > > Hmmm. To be honest up till now I was assuming that the change of the > default would only affect _new_ installs and that existing systems being > upgraded from Etch to Lenny would be unaffected. > > Was that an incorrect assumption? This was also my assumption. I think existing installations (with dist-upgrade) will use /bin/bash as default.. so I do miss the point for the real long discussion here. The people are right: It would be not very good to break millions of administration scripts.. but if a server with an existing installation is upgraded /bin/sh shouldn't be touched. So only people are affected who install a completly new server and migrate everything from there... but if this is done without testing the I think this is the fault of the administrator and not ours. Just my 2c. Greetings winnie -- .''`. Patrick Winnertz <firstname.lastname@example.org> : :' : GNU/Linux Debian Developer `. `'` http://www.der-winnie.de http://people.skolelinux.org/~winnie `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing systems
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