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Re: what options do we have was Re: POSIX shell\; bash ash pdksh \& /bin/sh

On Fri, Jul 31, 1998 at 01:14:29AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Hi,
> >>"Herbert" == Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> writes:
>  Herbert> Shaleh <shaleh@livenet.net> wrote:
>  >> Now that we have things settling I ask -- what options does Debian have
>  >> for a POSIX shell?  Ash I am told is not good enough.  As I see it that
>  Herbert> Wrong.  ash is just as good (if not better) as pdksh or bash.
> 	Actually, ash is rather more restrive than bash is at least,
>  and from what I can tell, even compared to pdksh; and fails on more
>  scripts than the other two, so it is less suited as a /bin/sh
>  replacement. 

Give one POSIX script that fails with ash and works with bash/pdksh.

> 	We should be decreasing the chances of /bin/sh falling over,
>  rather than increasing it. 

All scripts using /bin/sh should conform to POSIX.  Otherwise it's a bug.
This is our current policy.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 is out! ( http://www.debian.org/ )
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