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Re: [PATCH] `daemons/rc.sh' and `daemons/runsystem.sh' depending on Bash

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: [PATCH] `daemons/rc.sh' and `daemons/runsystem.sh' depending on Bash.
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 00:00:52 +0100
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On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 04:40:55PM -0500, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > The reason for making them POSIX shell compliant was because they were
> > supposedly POSIX shell compatible in the beginning (or maybe that was
> > Bourne shell compatible?).
> I don't follow the logic or see the goal.  Depending on bash is not a
> problem for the GNU system.

Actually, I told him to port it to a POSIX shell, specifically ash, because
we want to use ash in space-critical environments like boot disks. 
Depending on bash is a problem for this.

Also, some people use ash as /bin/sh, so all scripts using bash specific
stuff must use /bin/bash by Debian policy (or should not use those features,
of course).


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Marcus Brinkmann              GNU    http://www.gnu.org    marcus@gnu.org

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