Re: packages being essential but having stuff in /usr/?!
[Christoph Anton Mitterer]
> > This is indeed a problem if /bin/sh has no printf builtin, but it does
> > not affect people who use dash or bash.
> Well but it's rather ugly to simply say dash/bash support it,.. =>
> we're fine...
What problem are you trying to solve? Did you actually try to use an
init script that use printf and doesn't depend on $remote_fs, on a
system where /bin/sh is neither bash nor dash?
Or is this just a big gedanken-experiment?
It sounds a great deal like the latter, in which case I think you would
waste a lot less time by simply joining forces with those people who
are working toward being able to run other shells as /bin/sh. Let
_them_ know that if they don't provide builtin test and printf
commands, there will be problems before /usr is mounted. If they want
to crusade about it, I think it would sound more credible than you
doing so with no apparent concrete goals.
Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/