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Re: Moving bash from essential/required to important?

On Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 05:59:51PM +0000, Clint Adams wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 06:04:20PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
> > What do others think of moving bash to important (required and important
> > are part of the base system)?
> I think that this is a great idea.


Regarding the root shell issue, I wouldn't have an issue with it
being /bin/sh.  The admin is always free to chsh it to the shell
of their choice.

[Slightly related: it would be nice if d-i could default to
password-free locked root account for wheezy, i.e. sudo by default,
which would partly mitigate the issue by not requiring the use of a
root shell for most uses of the root account.]

However, there have got to be hundreds of packages using bash
without a dependency.  Do we have any information on the
affected packages (i.e. all those with a #!/bin/bash shebang in any
provided executable scripts)?


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