Re: POSIX shell; bash ash pdksh & /bin/sh
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On Sun, 2 Aug 1998, Raul Miller wrote:
> On 2 Aug 1998, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > > What do we gain by demoting bash from essential to required?
> Santiago Vila <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > The freedom to remove it from one's system, of course.
> As Scott K. Ellis has just pointed out:
> dpkg --purge --force-remove-essential bash
> Note that you even have the freedom to remove ldso, should you
> choose to exercise it.
I think you didn't understant at all what I meant.
I will explain better: I don't want to remove bash, I just want that the
unability to remove it comes from the fact that packages depends on it,
not from the fact that it is simply essential.
Obviosuly (or perhaps not so, since people talk about the
remove-essential flag of dpkg), if we make bash non-essential we would
have to add "Depends: bash" lines in many packages at the same
time (someone though otherwise?).
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