[arch-general] A good time to switch to dash as /bin/sh?
lolilolicon at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 17:37:57 EDT 2014
With the disclosure of the new bash bug (CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169),
it seems timely to bring this up.
Dan added dash to core/base around seven years ago , intending the
eventually link /bin/sh to dash instead of bash.
We didn't make the switch, supposedly due to the bashism in our scripts
which had a #!/bin/sh shebang line?
Seven years passed.
Is there anything preventing us from making the switch from bash to dash
as /bin/sh now? We can then have dash provide sh instead.
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