Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy
* Thomas Bushnell BSG (firstname.lastname@example.org) [061115 07:31]:
> On Tue, 2006-11-14 at 22:15 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > The problem sparking this thread and my initial work on a Policy patch is
> > not a problem caused by shells with builtins; it is, in fact, not a
> > technical problem at all in the sense that no user has had their system
> > broken by the use of test -a/-o or local unless they were intentionally
> > running a POSIX compliance test suite as their /bin/sh. It's an
> > inconsistency problem between our current Policy document and the manifest
> > reality of what's done today in Debian.
> Heck, I'm entirely happy with Manoj's suggestion to drop the whole damn
> thing, and simply say "/bin/sh will be bash." If you want simplicity,
> that's it!
That is not really simplicity, and also, it would be wrong.