Re: POSIX shell; bash ash pdksh & /bin/sh
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On 2 Aug 1998, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> [...] the fact that bash is essential, [...]
The day we have another shell which provides the /bin/sh symlink, we would
have to analyze again the reasons why bash has to be essential. I
guess we would end up in a circular argument like this:
1. bash is essential because lots of packages use it, so making it
non-essential would be stupid.
2. Lots of packages use bash because, after all, bash is essential, so
what's the problem?
The obvious way to break this circle is to make bash non-essential.
If none of the awk's we provide is essential, why has bash to be
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