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Re: Why does glibc provide bash?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Why does glibc provide bash?
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:44:46 +0200
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Andy Wingo <address@hidden> skribis:

> I see that glibc depends on static-bash as an input, but why would
> installing glibc cause me to have a static bash in my profile?

That’s because the static bash ends up being copied in glibc’s BINDIR.

> The circular dep issue sounds pretty exciting but it seems like there
> might be another bug here.  Dunno.  I wonder how Nix deals with this.

Nix has /bin/sh in its default build environment, so it doesn’t have
this problem but has a bunch of other issues.  ;-)

(Now, I need to think more about the options Mark suggests.)


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