Re: Moving bash from essential/required to important?
Carsten Hey wrote:
> * Steve Langasek [2011-04-04 19:37 -0700]:
>> On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 02:00:36AM +0200, Carsten Hey wrote:
>>> * Find a sane solution for managing /bin/sh. Currently diversions are
>>> used, which looks like the wrong tool for this job to me. There are
>>> also some related bugs with a high severity.
>> Also seems to be orthogonal.
> I agree that this seems to be orthogonal at first, and even second,
And third. The correct way to manage /bin/sh is as a configuration file.
* dash would stop shipping /bin/sh in its data.tar
* bash would stop shipping /bin/sh in its data.tar
* an essential package (doesn't matter which --- maybe debianutils)
should take care of allowing other shells to influence where
Policy 10.7.4 ("Sharing configuration files") spells this out. It
doesn't have much to do with whether dependencies on bash are made
Hope that helps,