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Re: Several reasons why debian should not use bash for /bin/sh

>>"Shaleh" == Shaleh  <shaleh@livenet.net> writes:

 Shaleh> A configure script from a program I downloaded
 Shaleh> called /bin/sh, yet it declared a function.  To my knowledge
 Shaleh> bourne does not support functions.  Changing the #! line to
 Shaleh> call bash instead worked.

	Functions are supported by POSIX. I think POSIX compliance is
 critical; and hence ash does not cut it as a /bin/sh replacement. 


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