Re: POSIX shell; bash ash pdksh & /bin/sh
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On 31 Jul 1998, Guy Maor wrote:
> I feel like we all agree on this thread but are just beating a dead
> Regardless, I plan to update the bash package to the latest upstream
> this weekend, and I will make /bin/sh an alternative. I recommend
> that the other POSIX shells in Debian also offer alternatives but at
> LOWER alternatives than bash. The default /bin/sh on Debian will be
> bash, but the sysadmin can thus change it if he wishes. Does anybody
> have any objections to this?
None, I think.
However: What about making it (as well as any other shell that provides a
/bin/sh) to provide "posix-shell"?
What about making posix-shell an "essential virtual package", like awk
What about making bash a required but non-essential package, in the long
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