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Re: Shipping /bin/sh [Re: Moving bash from essential/required to important?]

Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> writes:

> On Sat, Apr 09, 2011 at 11:42:12PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 08, 2011 at 06:52:41PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
>> > We have the same problem with awk since ages. We should fix both
>> > problems together. Therefor I propose the following:
>> - An essential or pseudo-essential (dependency or pre-dependency from an
>>   essential package) may include a new maintainer script called
>>   "bootstrap" in its control.tar.
>> - It must be called outside of the new root, so it can assume that it
>>   can execute some essential commands.
> What about making that "essential commands" mean "present on any popular
> POSIXy environment"?  Explicitely including busybox.  Debootstrap is
> something you're likely to run from Red Hat, etc, setups, so assuming
> Debian tools are present would be a regression.

That certainly is the intention. Something like debconf or dpkg is not
essential in this context. Thinks like test and ln are ment here.


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