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Bug#469675: mksh - what to do about /bin/sh alternatives?

Package: mksh
Version: 33.1-2
Severity: minor
Tags: goal-dash, moreinfo
Owner: debian-release@lists.debian.org


I just saw the following:

# Switch /bin/sh to dash
  Advocate: Petter Reinholdtsen?
  Release-Team-Contact: ??
  Description: Make sure dash is installed and preseed debconf question.
   Fix bashisms.
  Bug-User: debian-release@lists.debian.org
  Bug-Tag: goal-dash
  Bug-Url: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?users=debian-release@lists.debian.org&tag=goal-dash
  State: confirmed

A couple of shells (including mksh) still have a mechanism to be used
as /bin/sh and there was no consensus about how to handle this when I
looked last time.

Please give me more information about how to change it to meet the
release goals of Lenny – i.e., whether the ability to use a shell
other than dash as /bin/sh is to be removed (from debconf, not by
changing the link manually), or the debconf questions and scripts
need to be adjusted.

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