Re: Switching /bin/sh to dash (part two)
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> It is not like you will be able to remove bash from the vast majority of
> the Debian systems out there anyway, so it doesn't matter if it remains
> "essential" for a while.
The goal of dropping bash from essential is not to remove bash from the
systems (or from Debian), it is about making packages really using it
depend on it.
> The embedded crowd would want to find a way to get rid of bash, though,
> and trying to make bash a non-essential package seems like a worthwile
> because of that. It can even be reasonably automated, since you can rgrep
> /bin/bash to find out scripts that use it on packages that don't declare a
> dependency on bash...
Yes, most of it can be automated with scripts run debhelper and cdbs.