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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy, version two

On Sat, 2006-11-25 at 09:51 +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> writes:
> > On Fri, 2006-11-24 at 23:55 +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> > > > Instead of focusing and hammering again and again on /bin/sh, why not
> > > > instead ask maintainers to do #!/bin/dash?
> > > 
> > > Because the correct is #!/bin/sh and not to be tied on particular shell.
> > 
> > I can't tell what you mean.  There is nothing wrong with using
> > #!/bin/dash if that's what the maintainer wants to specify.
> And if the system does not have dash installed? And if the scrpts work
> fine with the /bin/sh of his choice?

Obviously if you #!/bin/dash you must add a dependency, because dash is
not an Essential package.

As I said, it is perfectly possible for a maintainer to write a script
which works on any shell and allows the user to pick at installation
time (heck, or even per-user!) which shell to use.


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