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Re: /bin/sh diversions

On Thu, 02 Aug 2007, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Pierre Habouzit dixit:
> >>     https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dash/+bug/61463
> This is just clueless script writers and general whining; these
> issues could be fixed one by one. (Actually, even with current
> Debian policy, they're bugs.)

They are bugs when present in Debian packages, but not necessarily
bugs when present in user's scripts. Changing what /bin/sh is on new
systems is one thing; changing out from under users on existing
systems is another.

I personally don't particularly care if we switch the default, so long
as it's well publicised and the steps necessary to switch back if
there are problems and/or to test if there are going to be problems
with important user scripts before you upgrade.

Don Armstrong

"I was thinking seven figures," he said, "but I would have taken a
hundred grand. I'm not a greedy person." [All for a moldy bottle of
 -- Sammi Hadzovic [in Andy Newman's 2003/02/14 NYT article.]

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