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Re: [avr-libc-dev] RE: [avr-gcc-list] no avr/lib/avr25/attiny13a/Makefil

From: Vincent Trouilliez
Subject: Re: [avr-libc-dev] RE: [avr-gcc-list] no avr/lib/avr25/attiny13a/Makefile.in
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 21:55:25 +0100

> The problem is that Ubuntu (by default) links sh to dash, and almost all
> other Linux distributions link sh to bash.

Not that Ubuntu needs anyone to jump in to defend them but ;-)
as an Ubuntu user since day one, I do vividly remember when they
thoughtfully decided, nearly 3 years ago, to replace bash
with dash. So, it's indeed an Ubuntu thing. I even found the old
spec in their wiki about this change:


However I can't see how they could be blamed for this change:

1) Dash executes scripts much faster, that's why they decided to
switch to it, mainly to help improve boot times, which really needed it
back then.
2) It's POSIX compliant.
3) Dash is only used for executing scripts anyway, bash is conserved for
the user shell.

> ...and that the script is using something that is specific to bash.

So one can hardly blame Ubuntu...

Vince, bullet proof jacket on.

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