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
> 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
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