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Re: Bugs in bash (was: Release-critical Bugreport)

On debian-devel, Thomas Quinot <thomas@Cuivre.FR.EU.ORG> wrote:
> Le 1999-05-29, Edward Betts écrivait :
> > >   34138  bash: bug doesn't work anymore
> > This is the same problem as #35214.
> Although the problem is still present in bash, it should be noted
> that bug has integrated a workaround (as of 3.1.8).

Does that mean the bug can be closed, or should it just have its severity
reduced from important?

> > Ulf Jaenicke-Roessler <ujr@physik.phy.tu-dresden.de> the submitter of this bug
> > feels that bash should not clobber peoples /bin/sh if it is another file or a
> > link to another file. 
> Why not manage /bin/sh using alternatives? This would seem very natural.

This was discuses in the bug report log. It was felt that there might be
problems if alternatives failed, ending up with no /bin/sh is pretty grave.

I suppose that at least update-alternatives is a perl script so it would not
have problems if the /bin/sh symlink disappeared.

I consume, therefore I am

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