Re: /bin/sh diversions
Pierre Habouzit <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 10:57:53AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> Pierre Habouzit <email@example.com> 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>