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Bug#373704: sort -k does not count fields the same as gnu sort

On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 01:50:15PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> severity 373704 critical
> found 373704 1:1.1.3-3
> thanks

> I had meant to look into this much earlier, but unfortunately it slipped 
> my mind. Severity critical as this behavior can cause hard to trace 
> unpredictable behavior in any script using sort with a delimiter, 
> potentially leading to random breakage in unrelated software.

"Potentially leading to random breakage" doesn't really justify a critical
severity when there are a limited number of packages making use of busybox
(and busybox sort in particular).  Does this bug actually break d-i, and if
so how?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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