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Re: Making init scripts use dash

Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> wrote:

> On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 10:18:46AM +0200, Michal Čihař wrote:
>> There are anyway users using dash as /bin/sh right now and broken
>> packages are bugged, so switching default should not reveal any new bug
> The policy says:
> # If a script requires non-POSIX features from the shell interpreter, the
> # appropriate shell must be specified in the first line of the script (e.g.,
> # `#!/bin/bash')
> It's a "must" clause, so the bugs should be RC.

This is not clear, unfortunately, because the preceeding sentence says
basically the same from the other point of view, and only has a

|  Thus, shell scripts specifying `/bin/sh' as interpreter should only
|  use POSIX features

See also http://bugs.debian.org/367531

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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