Re: /bin/sh diversions
On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 06:54:49AM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 02:22:38PM -0700, Steve Langasek <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 10:38:41PM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> > > > > > Then he'll be able to move /bin/sh symlink on bash if he wants to.
> > > > > Right. Hence that's the point for the user to change /bin/sh. :)
> > > > > I have no problem with dash being the default. I was just defending our
> > > > > committment to let the user change /bin/sh if they want to.
> > > > Yes, I never thought we were about to remove the fact that /bin/sh was
> > > > a symlink that the user could be able to change whenever he wants. I
> > > > don't think debconf questions or alike are wise FWIW though.
> > > So how will be that achieved in a way that's persistant across upgrades,
> > > if both debconf and alternatives are being rejected?
> > diversions.
> diversions are far from being atomic.
True, but it is persistent across upgrades and doesn't require any
particular support from the package.
Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.