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bash 3.0 breaks other packages

The new bash in sid, when used as /bin/sh, breaks compatability with
every other bourne-compatable shell (including posh and dash) on the
syntax of the trap builtin.  This breaks at least two other packages,
(cnews and sendmail) and I feel should be release-critical.  Matthias
Klose <doko@debian.org> has downgraded the bug to important.  This is
bug 261948.

Such changes should not be made immediatly before the freeze, it will
probably take us months to track down all the places the old bourne
syntax (rather than the modified posix one) of trap is used.

Blars Blarson			blarson@blars.org
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