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Re: /bin/sh diversions



On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 10:22:58PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> 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

  funny, on amd64 it's smaller:

┌─(22:30)────
└[artemis] ll /bin/{bash,dash}
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 769368 2006-12-11 23:28 /bin/bash
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  98936 2007-07-18 11:50 /bin/dash

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

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