Re: Switching /bin/sh to dash without dash essential
Goswin von Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Frans Pop <email@example.com> writes:
> > Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >> I think we can engineer a system where Debian suggests various
> >> shells as the default shell, and the user selects one. And only the
> >> selected default shell is one that can't be removed from the
> >> system.
> > Debian Installer could in theory support this by having a default
> > shell (varying per-architecture even). It could also prompt the user
> > for which shell to use in expert mode.
> Default to dash (as that seems to be prefered, or why do we have that
> conversation at all?).
You seem to be suggesting that having ‘dash’ as the default interactive
login shell is preferred. I don't think that's true.
If I understand correctly, the proposal is very much *not* about making
‘dash’ the default interactive login shell for the installed system, but
instead about making ‘dash’ the default implementation of ‘/bin/sh’.
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