On 2014-09-26 15:57, Doug Newgard wrote:
On 2014-09-26 15:00, Benjamin A. Shelton wrote:
On 09/26/2014 10:59 AM, Doug Newgard wrote:
What technical reasons are there against switching out /bin/sh? Thusfar, I haven't encountered anything particularly noisome (the ST2's subl launch script being one exception, probably several others), but there's certainly something lurking in unseen dark corners. It seems (superficially, at least) that most everything else is well behaved and asks specifically for /bin/bash where expected. Should those circumstances where this isn't the case be considered bugs? I would say "yes," but others might emphatically say "no."
My technical reason is simple, I don't think the base install should have to include another shell implementation when one is already available. If you want to switch /bin/sh on your machine, go for it. I just don't think having it as the default is a good way to go.
I should qualify that in that I don't think adding another package to base is a good idea *unless* there is a significant benefit to doing so. The plan to add dash to base when Arch was using initscripts made sense, it doesn't now that we're using systemd. There's already too much in base IMO.