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Re: /bin/sh diversions

On Wed, 01 Aug 2007, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
>   debconf is definitely not the proper way. Using alternatives is.

Remember you are dealing with essential stuff.

/bin/sh must *NEVER*, not even for a milli-second, be unavailable.  You are
only to change it using atomic operations, and when you are *completely*
sure it will work after the operation completes.

I'd much prefer to have all our scripts using something else
(/bin/debian-sh, maybe) since we can verify them to be non-broken and fix
it -- and have that be dash by default, since it is MUCH faster and less of
a resource-hog than bash.

There is just too much crap out there that thinks /bin/sh is bash.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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