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Re: /bin/sh diversions

On Wed, 01 Aug 2007, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Henrique de Moraes Holschuh dixit:
> >There is just too much crap out there that thinks /bin/sh is bash.
> Not in Debian ??? /bin/sh scripts must be POSIX compliant and not use

No, not in Debian.

But in practice, if many people can't change that away from bash because all
sort of *broken* local scripts, and 3rd-party scripts croak, you gain

OTOH, specifically using something else than /bin/sh for a fast
POSIX-with-the-extensions-Debian-mandates shell (i.e. forget posh, but dash
is good) does NOT need /bin/sh to point to it, so it can't trip on such
issues caused by external factors outside of Debian's control.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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