Re: bashisems in maintainer scripts.
On 04-Mar-04, 16:11 (CST), Adrian Bunk <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 09:55:50PM +0100, David Weinehall wrote:
> > I don't want to disallow them, I want to make bash non-essential, so
> > that a base-install doesn't install bash by default, thus allowing for
> > a smaller base-system, thus forcing the developers who really need them
> > to depend explicitly on bash.
> debconf is not essential.
> Try an
> apt-get remove debconf
> on your computer.
Debconf doesn't have several near-gquivalent replacements. Bash does.
That said, I think efforts to make bash non-essential are pointless,
with effort better spent in other places. Contrariwise, a script that
begins with "#!/bin/sh" shouldn't be bash specific.
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net