Re: Proposed release goal: Switch to dash as /bin/sh to speed up the boot
> If we have more than one alternative package (bash _and_ mksh - and
> maybe pdksh, AT&T ksh, zsh? No idea if they're /bin/sh compatible
> enough), we need the configuration mechanism in all shells that can
> be used as /bin/sh so that we have a choose-one-out-of-many kind of
> question. At least this is what I understand from the debconf
I do not see the advantage of increasing the complexity by making it
easier to change /bin/sh to anything but dash and bash. Switching to
dash give us a speed advantage, and is well tested. None of the other
shells are commonly used as replacement /bin/sh (not convinced they
can be used as replacements /bin/sh), and there is as far as I know no
demand for it either. Those wanting to run scripts using any of the
other shells can do so already, by replacing the #! line at the top.
Anyone got time and interest in working on this goal? Please
volunteer, as I will focus on the dependency based boot goal for now.