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Re: dash bug which is affecting release goal

On Mon February 11 2008 02:20:26 Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> On 11/02/2008, Mike Bird wrote:
> > 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”.

Release notes do not offset the millions of person-hours needed to review
and maybe-rewrite and retest the millions of tiny shell scripts that have
been written and tested by millions of Debian users with no thought to the
possible consequences of subsequent changes to /bin/sh.

Why do you believe it is better for Debian to harm millions of Debian
users rather than simply using #!/bin/sh.minimal within Debian scripts?

--Mike Bird

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