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Re: /bin/sh diversions

Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> writes:
> On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 10:57:53AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> 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.

>   Then he'll be able to move /bin/sh symlink on bash if he wants to.

Right.  Hence that's the point for the user to change /bin/sh.  :)

I have no problem with dash being the default.  I was just defending our
committment to let the user change /bin/sh if they want to.

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

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