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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy, version two

[Thomas Bushnell]
> Why not fix the bash bug instead??

Yes, I ask myself the same question.  This bug was submitted as a bash
bug, and then passed on to the ldap library package by the bash
maintainer, and then passed back to bash and forwarded to upstream,
which never addressed it.  No idea why the bash maintainer tried to
reassign it instead of trying to fix it.

Personally, I had other higher priority issues to work on for Debian
Edu, and decided to pick the fast and small option dash instead of
spending time on discussing the issue with the bash maintainer and
upstream.  It would be nice if bash didn't use nss functions when it
starts, and instead waited until one of the variables containing user
information was requested, so you could try to submit such patch to
upstream and see if they accept it.

Petter Reinholdtsen

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