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Re: how to make Debian less fragile (long and philosophical)

On Sun, Aug 15, 1999 at 07:32:03PM +0200, Bart Schuller wrote:
> Or the building of packages using fakeroot?
> To solve that one we'd either have to change all of Debian to build
> correctly with SHELL being something other than /bin/sh, or the "known
> good" shell can't be /bin/sh ...

Why?  fakeroot is basically a mechanism for surrogate storing of
user information, and /bin/sh doesn't have a way of changing the
ownership files/directories (except by invoking another program).


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