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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy, version two

On Sat, 2006-11-25 at 11:31 +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Thomas Bushnell]
> > I'm interested in why we should care at all.  Perl is a far bigger space
> > hog than bash.
> Debian Edu had to switch /bin/sh from bash to dash to get shutdown to
> umount /usr/ when we use libnss-ldap (bug #159771).  Bash loads user
> information using nss when it starts, and thus loads the shared ldap
> library from /usr/ on invocation.  This make it unusable in a system
> with LDAP users.

This is an excellent example of doing the wrong thing, in my opinion.

Why not fix the bash bug instead??


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