Re: POSIX shell; bash ash pdksh & /bin/sh
On Thu, Aug 06, 1998 at 06:55:25AM +0800, Bill Mitchell wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Aug 1998, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 05, 1998 at 07:53:14AM +0800, Bill Mitchell wrote:
> > > On 4 Aug 1998, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > >
> > > > Marcus> 1) Make all shell scripts either posix clean or call
> > > > Marcus> "#!/bin/bash"
> > > >
> > > > I think you are confused. If I call /bin/bash, and no such
> > > > thing exists, is it a bug?
> > >
> > > Not with either the debian distribution or the bash package -- at least
> > > not if the bash package is Priority: required.
> > No, this is not correct. A dependency must be stated unless the package is
> > marked as being "Essential:".
> Yes, and that would be a bug which is confined to the offending package,
> not a bug with either the debian distribution or the bash package.
> Policy states that things may break if a Required package is removed.
> Presuming that the Essential flag was removed from bash, Pointing /bin/sh
> at a posix shell and removing bash would break the offending package in
> this case, and that would not be a bug with either the debian distribution
> (e.g., a policy problem) or a bug with the bash package.
Now that I understand your point, I agree completely with you. Thank you for
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