Re: Comments on the "Changing the default system shell" talk
Jonathan Wiltshire wrote:
On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 05:08:20PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
On upgrades you are asked if you want to have dash as default system
shell unless you have dash already installed, then we leave it as
On my unstable box I received dash a few days ago, because an upload of
bash started depending on it. After upgrading dash to 0.5.5.1-2.2 today,
/bin/sh is still bash. Presumably this means unstable users are going to
have to dpkg-reconfigure dash to get any benifit from this change?
For unstable users, this kinda defeats the point of pushing such a
The dependency on dash was a bit premature, and indeed for unstable
users that upgraded to bash already without getting any debconf question
it's a matter of dpkg-reconfiguring dash.
Note that there will follow a message on debian-devel-announce about the
swith to dash with pointers to possible issues.