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Re: redesigning the debian installer

On Thu Sep 14, 2000 at 11:31:25PM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> Michael S. Fischer wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 10:57:41PM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> > 
> > > Perl is out, far too big. C is fine. Shell is ok if you limit yourself to
> > > pure posix shell and are very careful about extra shell commands you use,
> > > since each such command adds more size.
> > 
> > tomsrtbt uses ash.  What are we using?
> Ash unless something better comes along (busybox has the beginnings of a
> shell in it, but it's nowhere near posix yet).

As the author of busybox shell -- use ash.  busybox shell (lash) is aptly named
the Lame Ass SHell.  It is designed for only very lightweight lifting (such as
an initrd that calls insmod to load up binary kernel modules)...


Erik B. Andersen   email:  andersee@debian.org
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