Re: Password file with over 3000 users.
On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 05:34:07PM -0400, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
> So, you would rather that things stay the same rather than improve (and
> potentially break)? There is an operating system targeted at just that
actually, it's replacing bash with ash/dash as the default sh which has
the potential to break things.
bash has been /bin/sh on debian systems for over a decade. there's a lot
of local scripts that have been written assuming that fact (and even
several debian package scripts which make that assumption in violation
of policy - yes, that's a bug. the correct response to that is to file
bug reports and have them fixed, not just break them - and everyone's
local scripts - arbitrarily).
changing something that will break things for the majority in order
to cater for a miniscule minority (embedded systems developers) is a
ludicrous proposition. it makes no sense at all.
craig sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>