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Re: Password file with over 3000 users.

> On Sun, Sep 23, 2007 at 05:40:26PM +0200, Matus UHLAR - fantomas wrote:
> > I don't think it's annoying. I feel annoyed bu many distros expecting
> > /bin/sh to be bash, bringing up meny incompatibilities with FreeBSD and
> > Solaris. I'm for complete replacing of bash with dash, making dash essential
> > (and bash not essential) and I've used dash (and ash, which was its previous
> > name) since I've found it in debian distribution...

On 24.09.07 08:24, Craig Sanders wrote:
> hooray.  lets all go back to the 1970s.

bullshit. This way you can say that need for a shell and terminals is going
back to the 70s because now we can have window environment, interactive
applications and perl (or visual basic?) for scripting.

> mandating POSIX compliance for init.d and other system sh scripts is one
> thing (and not that bad a requirement), but mandating it as the default
> interactive sh is beyond stupid, it's cretinous.

"Priority: standard" and "Priority: required" (or "Essential: yes") are
different things. While bash can be standard, it's not really needed to be
login shell for system users (yes, including root). I see nothing bad in
having bash installed when users want/use it or when packages _require_ it.

I see nothing bad when someone uses it as a login shell. But it should not
be forced by anyone.
Matus UHLAR - fantomas, uhlar@fantomas.sk ; http://www.fantomas.sk/
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