[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Switching /bin/sh to dash (part two)

"Giacomo A. Catenazzi" <cate@debian.org> writes:

> But probably for the shell cases it is easier to remove 'essential'
> flag (especially for a minimal nearly POSIX-like shell like dash),
> because the interface of #!/bin/sh is defined in policy (10.3).

Except that every package in Debian that explicitly uses bash has no
declared dependency on bash because it's essential.  I think attempting to
go through and add all those dependencies and test would be a huge waste
of time and resources.

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

Reply to: