On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 16:31 -0500, Peter Samuelson wrote: > 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? Admittedly the later ;) Personally I like dash so I stay with it :) > 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. Weeeeell ;) ... I guess that's not the right way to go... no standard specifies that such things have to be built-in... and it's quite unpolite to request others to do it as we do now with bash/dash :) > If they want > to crusade about it, I think it would sound more credible than you > doing so with no apparent concrete goals. Didn't want to start a crusade ;) ... just making things more conforming and trouble-secure. Cheers, Chris.
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