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Re: dash bug which is affecting release goal

On Sun, 2008-02-10 at 10:57 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> writes:
> > Dash has a serious bug which is causing grief.
> >
> > The problem is that it overrides the system's "test" command (in
> > Debian, /usr/bin/test and /usr/bin/[) and does so in a way which is
> > inconsistent with the Debian versions.
> Onlookers should see http://bugs.debian.org/267142 for the long history of
> the previous discussions of this.

Thank you for adding that Russ; I looked and couldn't find it right

I think we need to address this before we change /bin/sh as default.
Merely papering it over is not suitable, because it means we must deal
with a changing target; every new "Posix shell" that implements slightly
different builtins will cause yet more problems.


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