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Re: ash vs. bash

> It would be nice to downgrade [bash] from required to important (or even
> standard) and remove the essential flag, though.

But only if you're going to rewrite essential system scripts such as
/etc/init.d/rc without using bash.  As long as an essential required
package depends on bash, bash will remain essential and required.

I do not see this as a worthwhile task.  Scripts which are POSIX
compliant /bin/sh scripts can use ash, but there's little point in
bending over backwards to force bash scripts to be POSIX compliant
/bin/sh scripts when they can just use bash instead.



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
        Debian GNU/Linux Developer,  see http://www.debian.org/~jdg

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