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Divert mechanism vs. /bin/sh issue

ObLate: I was on vacation...

On Fri, Oct 01, 1999 at 05:19:10PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> I'd suggest releasing a bash (which doesn't use #!/bin/sh scripts for
> install/remove) that, in postinst, divert's bash's /bin/sh. Leave the
> /bin/sh link alone, but create an extra link to occupy the position
> specified by the diversion.

I am not going to do this as I do not fully understand the divert mechanism.
I remember reading something about it but there is no manpage for dpkg-divert.
Why? Could somebody with sufficient knowledge step forward and finally
document that utility?

> I'm not sure who should own the link in the long run.

Me neither - perhaps base-files or base-passwd?


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