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

On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 11:58:09AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Bastian Blank <waldi@debian.org> writes:
> > On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 02:18:49AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> >> Here I think we can go one of two ways:
> >> 2) "bootstrap" scripts are only executed after the owners (Pre-)Depends
> >> have been unpacked. This would allow base-files to setup the links based
> >> on available packages and some internal preference list. In this
> >> scenario I think base-files should set up /bin/sh and /usr/bin/awk and
> >> gain a Pre-Depends: system-shell.
> > This will work now. But needs a lot of work to move the system-shell
> > name later to another package.
> Why? To move it the new package would Pre-Depend on system-shell, gain a
> "bootstrap" script and possibly conflict with older base-files.

I thought about moving the name "system-shell", aka the provides. This
proposal means that base-files needs to know about all packages that
provides the name. Then we can drop the provides alltogether.


Beam me up, Scotty!  It ate my phaser!

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