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Re: dash bug which is affecting release goal


On Monday 11 February 2008 11:48, 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.

That might be right (or not) but it's irrelevant here. The proposed change is 
to make dash the default /bin/sh for *new* installations, not to make this 
change on upgrades from stable etch to stable lenny.

And if you bring new servers in production using a new release, without 
testing for breakage, well...


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