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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy

On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 18:08 +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> writes:
> > On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 16:28 -0700, Bruce Sass wrote:
> > At that point, I suggested and still suggest that we change Policy to
> > restrict /bin/sh to a specific set of shells, rather than just any
> > "Posix-compatible shell".  
> I think this could be solved with wording like:
>    ...must work with any POSIX compliant shell. The reference shell in
>    Debian is /bin/dash, which can be used to test the maintainer
>    scripts. It is however recommended that the maintainer scripts are
>    made as general as possible and not restricted to any particular
>    sh-implementation, not even /bin/dash.

Once again, "POSIX compliant" is way too loose.  POSIX allows all kinds
of crazy wackiness, and we don't want to expect script authors to have
to deal with arbitrary wackiness.


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