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Bug#683838: release-notes: transition: pdksh → mksh

On Sat, Aug  4, 2012 at 17:43:47 +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:

> Package: release-notes
> Severity: normal
> Hi,
> Robert asked me to replace pdksh with its successor mksh
> in time for the wheezy release, and we’d like it to be
> gone in jessie. Right now, pdksh is a transitional package,
> and the upgrade might need some sysadmin and/or user effort:
> ① The sysadmin needs to change all users’ shells from pdksh
>   to mksh (login with pdksh will still be possible but lack
>   basic human rights such as tab completion).
> ② Everyone with #!/bin/pdksh (and possibly #!/bin/ksh which
>   is update-alternatives managed) scripts should check that
>   they continue to run with /bin/pdksh aka /bin/lksh (the
>   compatibility binary in mksh) or, better, port them to run
>   with /bin/mksh to get all bugfixes (lksh re-introduced a
>   few “bugs” when legacy behaviour would be needed by user
>   scripts).
> Proposed text, as asked for in the d-d-a mail from Adam,
> attached, although it should probably be run through the
> l10n-en team first. (And someone should decide whether my
> explanation about /bin/{pd,l,m,}ksh from this mail belongs
> into it. I found it a bit lengthy already, but us Germans
> tend to write convolutedly.)
That sounds appropriate for a pdksh NEWS.Debian file, not the release

We can add pdksh to the list of packages that are going away after
wheezy, though.


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