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Re: bindv6only again

]] Salvo Tomaselli 

| On Thursday 13 May 2010 17:54:04 Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
| > Because it does not handle non-default values.  This is just like an
| > application that didn't handle IFS or PATH being different from its
| > default value would be buggy.
| Do you know what happens if you move /bin/mkdir to /usr/bin/mkdir?

Why is this relevant?  If you remove a POSIX-defined utility from $PATH,
your system is no longer POSIX-compliant, not to mention a fully-working
Debian system.

| My point is that not all the things that the admins can do make sense
| and expecting the software to deal with all the possible actions that
| an admin can do is pure fantasy.

That it doesn't deal with it (where «deal» can perfectly well be fail
gracefully) doesn't make it less buggy.  And handling bindv6only is
absolutely trivial.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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