Re: /etc/shells management
On Mon, 08 Sep 2003 11:11:34 +0200, Andreas Metzler <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Branden Robinson <email@example.com> wrote: [...]
>> The fact that a non-version-number string literal with shell
>> redirection operators in it was a valid value of "old-version",
>> "new-version", "most-recently-configured-version", and so forth,
>> did not occur to me.
>> I'd propose a Policy amendment dropping support for this
>> long-obsolete dpkg behavior, but I reckon I've lost my
>> Policy-amendment-proposing credentials in your eyes.
> I would support it.
Why? Policy does not ask you to cater to ancient versions of
dpkg; it merely mentions historical behaviour, and you can't
retroactively go back and change dpkg implementations from way back
who can see no reason to go back and edit working postinst scripts
just to remove compatibility with improbably old versions of dpkg
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Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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