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Re: /etc/init.d/network is too simple?

On Fri, Apr 16, 1999 at 08:16:08PM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Apr 1999 13:08:46 +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> >>     And if bash isn't installed?
> >bash is essential on Debian. If you remove it, you're on your own.
>     It shouldn't be.  I thought that was the gist of a discussion that was
> made quite a while ago on this very list.  That bash be reduced to important
> and any scripts which required a bashism in the shell script be required to,
> well, require bash.  That way, I assume, a virtual sh package be made which
> several different shells would provide sh, both bash and ash being in that
> group.  IE, there should not be an essential shell and, if there is, most
> certainly not an interactive one.

It is essential to have a /bin/sh; how will you ensure this if no one
shell is essential?

And the advantage to making bash non-essential is ... ?

Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD. 
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