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Re: /bin/sh diversions



On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 01:05:37PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> 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.

  Yes, I never thought we were about to remove the fact that /bin/sh was
a symlink that the user could be able to change whenever he wants. I
don't think debconf questions or alike are wise FWIW though.

  In fact what happens currently with bash/dash is fine, just with
/bin/sh being dash instead of bash for new installations.

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·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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