Re: Switching /bin/sh to dash without dash essential
On Sun, Jul 26 2009, Frans Pop wrote:
> You're correct of course. If we want to go this way there should be two
> questions: one for the system shell to use and one for the default user
> shell, each with per-arch defaults.
> From the discussion there seem to be three groups:
> - embedded: want to have only a single, lightweight shell installed for
> both system and users;
> - generic: want a fast system shell, but a more powerful shell for users;
> - conservative: don't want to run any risk with script incompatibilities
> and thus want to have the same, powerful shell for system and users.
> It seems to me all three are valid.
Though I would say that there are other reasons than risk
aversion for the last preference, for example having a heterogeneous
development environment where the other Linux boxes all use bash as
Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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