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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 11:33:33 EST 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 9:58 AM, Daenyth Blank <daenyth+arch at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 08:20, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.

I don't think that's really the issue here. We determined that the
shell is used from the *parent* system, so it's not needed in the new
root to run scriptlets and the like.

> I don't know how much it would break things, but I do like linking sh
> to dash in general. Just change the initscripts to use #!/bin/bash
> instead of /bin/sh (Which they should anyway if they don't, as they
> use bashisms)

output trimmed:
$ grep bash *

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