[arch-dev-public] [signoff] dash 0.5.6-1

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue May 18 01:40:52 EDT 2010

On 18/05/10 14:28, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 4:58 AM, Pierre Schmitz<pierre at archlinux.de>  wrote:
>> On Sat, 15 May 2010 15:48:46 +1000, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org>
>> wrote:
>>> On 15/05/10 12:09, Dan McGee wrote:
>>>> Signoff both architectures, new-ish upstream version. We no longer
>>>> build statically with klibc since it doesn't exist; instead this is
>>>> linked against glibc. It is still super lightweight though.
>>> Signoff both.
>>> Although...   given this is no longer statically linked, does this need
>>> to stay in the base group, or even [core]?
>> Good question. I had to look it up: Dan introduced the dash package to
>> have a non-breakable shell in core and a future provider of /bin/sh. But
>> the latter wasn't implemented yet and no other package depends on it. So I
>> guess we could safely remove it from core/base and add it to extra.
> Well since we have been busted as hell at requiring scripts to be
> strictly sh-compatible, this hasn't been able to slip in as our
> default sh (even something Ubuntu could pull off). I guess I don't
> care what you guys want to do with it since no one really cares about
> having a fast and stable sh interpreter; I gave up on this pursuit a
> while back as no one else seemed interested.

Well, if we eventually want dash as /bin/sh, then it definitely needs to 
stay in [core].

Is there a bug report/wiki page or anything detailing what we need to do 
to make that change?  It has been so long since this was brought up, I 
have forgotten what has and has not been done.


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