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Re: /bin/sh diversions

Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> writes:

>   Okay, but that's not an argument. What would be the point for the user
> to change /bin/sh if Debian has already chosen the fastest and smallest
> one ?

Because Debian thinks that the smallest and fastest one is dash, but the
user wants to run a giant pile of tens of thousands of lines of shell
scripts that are internal to their organization, are full of bashisms,
that the user isn't supposed to be changing, and which all use /bin/sh.

This sort of thing unfortunately happens a lot.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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