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Re: Alternatives in /bin (Was: Re: Bugs in bash (was: Release-critical Bugreport))

On Sat, May 29, 1999 at 11:55:45PM -0700, David Starner wrote:
> Alternatives is that it involves links to /etc, which may not be present if
> /etc is on a seperate partition and that partition isn't mounted (for
> example, in single user mode.) Losing /bin/sh under single user mode would
> be nasty.

A system administartor who puts etc on another partition (WHY?) will have
lotso f other problems to care about, and can also change the /bin/sh
symlink to point to his shell directly.

update-alternatives	 notices when the link is changed and switches to
manual configuration.


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