Re: POSIX shell; bash ash pdksh & /bin/sh
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On 1 Aug 1998, Guy Maor wrote:
> Santiago Vila <email@example.com> writes:
> > What about making bash a required but non-essential package, in the long
> > term?
> No, that's not such a good idea. The existence of /bin/bash is very
> ingrained in Linux distributions. It would be too dangerous for
> minimal gains.
Please, note that I said "required", not important, standard nor "optional"...
It would be only dangerous if we make the mistake of doing it
non-essential but not requiring a "Depends: bash" for every package that
uses bash, but we are not so stupid, are we?
We have been able to get rid of the /usr/spool symlink for "minimal
gains", I don't think this is so different.
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