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Re: PW#5-13: New virtual packages

On Wed, 14 Jan 1998, Remco Blaakmeer wrote:

> With the policy on POSIX shells coming up, would a virtual package `sh',
> or `posix-shell', be appropriate? I think bash and ash could provide it,
> and possibly others, too (ksh? zsh?). I also think the link /bin/sh
> could be perfectly managed by the `alternatives' system, with the
> `smallest' shell (in terms of memory and processor requirements) having
> the highest priority. 

As long as bash is tagged `Essential: Yes', I don't think we need special
dependencies for posix-shell.

However, managing /bin/sh through alternatives sounds like a good idea to
me. But I would want to wait for this until the majority of packages using
/bin/sh is bashism-free :-) (that is, I would not recommend to do this for



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