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Re: /bin/sh diversions

On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 07:11:52PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Aug 01, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:
> > It being the smallest and fastest one doesn't really help if you're in a
> > tight environment where you want only one shell to be installed, and you
> > want to use a different one from whatever Debian chose because of other
> > reasons.
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 79956 Jul 21 12:24 /bin/dash*
> If 80 KB are a concern then I think you have way more problems than
> wasting disk space because two different POSIX shells are installed.

There are embedded environments where 80KB is a concern. We're not at
the level yet where we can reasonably support such environments, but
there are people who are trying to change that, and I don't think we
should make it harder for them by setting things up in a way that isn't
strictly necessary, but is the easy way out.

Note that I'm not saying that we should necessarily support it, then;
only that "it's not useful, so sod it" isn't a very useful argument. The
above is an example of where it would be useful.

Oh, and it's 

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 107K 2007-07-18 14:02 /bin/dash


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