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Re: Alternatives to --emulate-fhs on foreign distros

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: Alternatives to --emulate-fhs on foreign distros
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2023 08:56:47 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi Kyle,

Kyle Andrews <> writes:

> Dear Guix,
> The (many) shell scripts in my software depend on bashisms. In the
> code right now I typically use /usr/bin/env bash since I had read that
> was the most portable way of referencing a shell. However, I really
> don't think I have a good handle on what my choices are. Maybe the
> tedious solution of just typing `bash' in all of the system
> calls referencing this scripts might be the right approach in the long
> run?

Use /usr/bin/env.  It's available on all mainstream distributions, and
it's also available on Guix System, so it should work everywhere.


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