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Re: Re: dash bug which is affecting release goal

On 11/02/2008, Mike Bird wrote:
> Debian should ensure that millions of Debian users around the world
> who have written and tested millions of tiny shell scripts with no
> thought to the possibility that /bin/sh may one day become not-bash
> will not suffer millions of hours of down time (or worse - bad data)
> due to a Debian change.

If those users are running unstable or testing, that's their job to
track such changes. If they are running stable, that's where Release
Notes can be used.

> On *production* Debian systems, saving 30 seconds in a boot which
> may occur once a year for a kernel security update is not worth a
> single broken script, nor a single failed backup, nor a single lost
> data bit.

Since you're talking about *production* systems, “stable” case above,
so “not a problem”.


Cyril Brulebois

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