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Re: Several reasons why debian should not use bash for /bin/sh

On Fri, Jul 31, 1998 at 10:46:01AM +0200, Dr. Michael Meskes wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 30, 1998 at 09:31:00PM -0400, Gregory S. Stark wrote:

> That's correct. I have also experienced having bash and a not compatible
> libreadline on my machine. But I still was able to get into it start ftp,
> download the correct packages and install them. This is not what I call
> destroying a system. Did you ever manage to destroy your C library? That's
> what I call destroying your system.


I once lost my /etc directory completely. This is what *I* call a destroyed
system, but I was still able to recover (very slowly).

There are many ways to break a system. Let's not get paranoid.
So I agree with Michael here.


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