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Re: Making init scripts use dash

On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 03:17:20AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:

> Alternatives are more suited for cases where one binary is provided by
> multiple packages. Currently we have bash, dash, sash, posh. Anything
> else?

Alternatives break on a daily basis, I wouldn't trust them for something
as critical as /bin/sh.

What would be much safer is making /bin/sh a small wrapper that first
tries to execute /bin/default-shell (which can be managed with
alternatives) and falls back to hardcoded /bin/bash if that fails.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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