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Re: broken shell script with dash

On 03/28/2011 01:41 PM, Thilo Six wrote:
Andrew McGlashan wrote the following on 28.03.2011 19:05
Why, we are not running on zx80, trs-80, apple ][, vic20 or anything
like that these days; disk is cheap and a few extra MBs isn't going to
hurt anything today.

The WHOLE package is worth how many bytes?  The installed size for the
squeeze version is under 2MB, unless you need the ia64 version which is
closer to 4MB [1].  What's the big deal?  I don't think it's worth the
effort of extracting it from the .deb file.  Heck, I'm not even so sure
this email is worth the effort ;-)

[1] http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/devscripts

# aptitude install devscripts
The following NEW packages will be installed:
   autopoint{a} [] (for devscripts)
   libyaml-syck-perl{a} [1.12-1] (for devscripts)
   lintian{a} [2.4.3] (for devscripts)  make{a} [3.81-8] (for devscripts)
   po-debconf{a} [1.0.16+nmu1] (for devscripts)
   strace{a} [4.5.20-2] (for devscripts)
0 packages upgraded, 48 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/51,6 MB of archives. After unpacking 94,4 MB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]

Since that's 8/10 of 1% of 1% of a 640GB drive, I'm not impressed with your argument.

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