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Package maintainer script policy.


  While pondering the rush to make bash non-essential, I checked to see 
how many of the pre- and post- scripts in /var/lib/dpkg/info were bash 

The results:

  541 Bourne shell script text
   23 Bourne-Again shell script text
   24 perl script text
    1 ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1, 
      dynamically linked, stripped

While the last is surprising, it doesn't seem against policy.  The 
policy document I have doesn't insist that the package maintainer 
scripts actually -be- scripts.  It does seem odd, however.

Should I report this as a bug?

     Buddha Buck                      bmbuck@acsu.buffalo.edu
"Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our
liberty depends upon the chaos and cacaphony of the unfettered speech
the First Amendment protects."  -- A.L.A. v. U.S. Dept. of Justice

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