Re: POSIX shell; bash ash pdksh & /bin/sh
I think you are confused about what is being discussed
here. It is not whether we can replace /bin/sh with a non bash
shell. I think we shoul try and test alternates.
The issue under doscussion is whether bash should be
essential, and whether one has reasonable expectation of finding
/bin/bash on a Debian sstem/
These are really independent issue -- your mesage confuses
them and jumps from one to the other. Please read other messages in
>>"Marcus" == Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
Marcus> Hello Manoj,
Marcus> Why can't we easily do away with it?
Because I have gotten used to the fact that if I say
#!/bin/bash; I shall find something. Not only I, but packages, and
doubtless other users have too. Do we really want to go rooting
thorough packages and forcing packages that use /bin/bash to declare
explicit dependencies? Is this effort justified?
Marcus> 1) Make all shell scripts either posix clean or call
I think you are confused. If I call /bin/bash, and no such
thing exists, is it a bug?
[rest of message snipped, since it is really not the issue here]
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