Re: Switching /bin/sh to dash without dash essential
Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Goswin von Brederlow <email@example.com> writes:
>> Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 â??dashâ?? 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
> â??dashâ?? the default interactive login shell for the installed system, but
> instead about making â??dashâ?? the default implementation of â??/bin/shâ??.
We are only talking about /bin/sh here. Everything else is a different
matter and unrelated. And /bin/sh has nothing to do with the default
interactive login shell (on new systems).