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Re: Divert mechanism vs. /bin/sh issue

On Mon, 11 Oct 1999, Torsten Landschoff wrote:

> 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?

Particularly since the packaging manual refers to the non-existant manual
page - very disconcerting for a new maintainer (or a not so new one who's
never tried to use diversion before).

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