Re: dash bug which is affecting release goal
On ma, 2008-02-11 at 09:41 -0800, Mike Bird wrote:
> On Mon February 11 2008 09:08:24 Russ Allbery wrote:
> > So switch your /bin/sh back to bash when the Release Notes tell you about
> > the change and move on with your life. That's why it's configurable.
> Why force millions of Debian users to do this? Furthermore, some will
> ignore the release notes or misread them or misunderstand them and data
> loss will result.
I think you greatly overestimate the number of people hurt by this.
> Why inflict all this pain - all of which will reflect in bad karma for
> Debian - when it's so easy for Debian to do the right thing - use
> #!/bin/sh.minimal for Debian scripts and not change what users have
> come to expect of /bin/sh.
Nobody else in the world uses /bin/sh.minimal, so this would mean
scripts would have to be changed to work on Debian. That's extra,
unnecessary work for package maintainers.