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Re: Public service announcement about Policy 10.4

On Aug 01, Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> wrote:

> I personally think it ought to be left as is. Either comply, or change
> the first line to "#!/bin/bash", which will always be there on Debian
This is pointless because it negates the speed and memory footprint
advantages of dash.

> system. Any script complicated enough to need local can probably survive
> bash startup. Certainly for maintainer scripts that is, I think, an
> acceptable solution; I don't believe shell startup time for maintainer
> scripts dominates package installation time. (If you disagree, please
> show the timings to prove it.)
My point applies to every kind of scripts.
dpkg scripts are even the easiest to be modified, because they are

> If sufficient number disagree, then I think it ought to be rephrased as
> "POSIX, plus these features: [list of required features]". Phrasing it
This looks fine to me.


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