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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy

Bill Allombert <allomber@math.u-bordeaux.fr> writes:

> I am of two mind with that. On the positive side it removes the promise
> to the users that the system works with _any_ POSIX-compliant /bin/sh, which
> is something we never actively tested.
> On the other hand, it more or less mandates that /bin/sh is /bin/bash
> (because /bin/sh is not a config file, and baring policy authorization,
> users are not supposed to change symlinks in /bin). This looks like a 
> regression a regression in user choice: I expect there are sufficiently
> many Debian installation where /bin/sh is /bin/dash for us to claim 
> that /bin/sh pointing to /bin/dash is a supported and tested configuration.

The /bin/sh should really point to a reference shell that is accepted
for the release builds (like /bin/dash). It's is unfortunate that in
the distant past someone made a decision to simply soft link it to

I suppose it is impossible to make an etch+1 change to remove the
/bin/sh => /bin/bash coupling.


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