[arch-dev-public] [signoff] bash 3.2.048-3, texinfo 4.13a-2, glibc 2.9-3

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 08:20:49 EST 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 1:40 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> So the big hint on how to fix this is that some info pages are
> compressed....
> Changes that need made to fix this:
> texinfo: add findutils and gzip as deps
> glibc: remove sh from deps
> Once that is done I get no install script errors when creating a chroot with
> all of base.
> However it creates another loop:
> warning: readline will be installed before its texinfo dependency
> gzip->bash->readline->texinfo->gzip

So how bad does Arch break by replacing /bin/sh with a link to dash
instead of bash? Dash has zero deps, so my guess is we could kill just
about any dep cycle involving bash by doing this. There is going to be
definite fallout, however, and I haven't tried it in a while.

> And this creates an error in the texinfo install when I make a chroot with:
>  kernel26 pacman grub initscripts sysvinit.


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