Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy, version two
Thomas Bushnell BSG <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 20:07 +0100, David Weinehall wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 07:49:10PM +0100, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> > [snip]
> > >
> > > There's a difference between requiring maintainer scripts to say
> > > /bin/bash if they need bash constructs and rewriting existing scripts
> > > to work with some generic shell. The former is going to be *much*
> > > easier. Isn't that enough?
> > If you just want to avoid things breaking, it's enough. If you want to
> > be able to use the scripts on an embedded platform, or to take advantage
> > of the performance boost of using dash instead of bash, it isn't.
> Debian does not support every need.
I think the spirit of Debian is to be versatile and going towards it
or improving it is the spirit of itself.