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Re: /etc/shells management

On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 03:50:38AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > Where did you come by this, and if it's something we should worry about,
> > > why isn't it documented in Policy?
> > 
> > It is, but you shouldn't worry about it anyhow because nobody's crazy enough
> > to try doing anything with a dpkg that old and current packages. It would
> > likely fail in way much more spectacular than this, and we caution against
> > it in the Release Notes.
> Do you think it would be a good idea to drop that clause from section
> 6.6 of Policy?
> I mean, in theory, Policy is supposed to document current practice, and
> until Manoj posted his snippet I'd never seen a Debian postinst script
> or portion there of that bothered to see if $2 could be '<unknown>'.

It should probably be demoted to a historic footnote.

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