Re: Switching /bin/sh to dash without dash essential
On Fri, Jul 24 2009, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 04:33:21AM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
>> Steve, let's take a step back and calm down.
>> Are you saying that your objection to engineering a solution where
>> dash doesn't need to be essential is that it's not worth the effort?
>> I *think* that was the point of your message but am not entirely sure.
> Yes, that's definitely my position. From what I can see, engineering a
> solution where dash doesn't need to be essential isn't worth *any* effort,
> because IMHO, so far the arguments for being able to remove dash from the
> system appear entirely contrived.
I think you are not going far enough. Why should I have dash on
the system when my default shell is posh? or (gasp) zsh?
I think one of the objections here is that we ought to have a
more generic approach that allows shells other than dash/bash to be the
default shell, and that the vendor not make the choice.
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