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Re: dash Debian package - RC bugs

On Thu, 29 Apr 2010, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> Any dpkg maintainer reading? Raphaël? Guillem?

Yes, but I don't know what you expect from me. That discussion dragged for
far too long in too many directions.

What happened to the idea of having /bin/sh -> dash hardcoded in the dash
package instead ?

Or maybe have it owned by no package and all handled in maintainer
scripts ?

I know that we have identified problems in each of those scenarios but
there's no global summary of what has been tried and what failed.

New idea: maybe we need one more indirection since removing /bin/sh from
bash is problematic. We could invent /bin/default-shell that is handled by
maintainer scripts and a common debconf question shared by all shells that
want to be /bin/sh and modify bash (and dash?) to have /bin/sh point
unconditionnaly to /bin/default-shell instead.

Raphaël Hertzog

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