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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy, version two

On Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 02:03:54PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:

> And around and around we go.  Dash itself say it is not suitable for
> interactive use, and, bash is an Essential part of Debian.

Care to point me where dash says it is not suitable for interactive use?
the _Debian package_ description only says that bash is probably better,
and "man dash" has a sentence: "It incorporates many features to aid
interactive use [...]".

Btw. why not just make a clear distinction between the "default shell
meant for executing system scripts" and the "default shell meant for
interactive use"? If scripts use /bin/sh, /bin/sh points to dash, but
adduser always sets /bin/bash as the shell for non-system user accounts
by default, then everyone should be happy.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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