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RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: dash-0.5.9.1-1




Personally, I would invoke a variation of Linus's attitude to breaking user space apps:  the distribution should not break existing user's scripts, even if they are not following "the rules".

If you want to speed up the scripts distributed by Cygwin, then I would suggest modifying those scripts to use #!/bin/dash.  Or give the user an option to change "/bin/sh" to point to dash, but don't make that the default setting.

But breaking who-knows-how-many user scripts without the user's informed consent seems like an undesirable solution.


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