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

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Fri May 28 04:57:46 EDT 2010

On Tue, 18 May 2010 08:36:16 -0500, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, if we eventually want dash as /bin/sh, then it definitely needs
>> stay in [core].
>> Is there a bug report/wiki page or anything detailing what we need to
>> to
>> make that change?  It has been so long since this was brought up, I
>> forgotten what has and has not been done.
> *
> * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/dash-as-bin-sh
> * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DashAsBinSh
> * All install scripts must be sh-compatible (or we need a way of
> executing non-sh scripts, there is a bug open for that)
> * Any daemon/init script is probably written for /bin/bash as our
> rc.conf and other initscripts files use bash arrays, so those need to
> be pointed correctly

I would say make sure that core packages are fine with /bin/sh being dash
and then move it to testing. This should speed up things. For the install
scripts: why can't pacman just call /bin/bash? I mean makpekg and the
PKGBUILDS need bash anyway.

Pierre Schmitz, https://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

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