[arch-general] A good time to switch to dash as /bin/sh?
lolilolicon at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 08:34:02 EDT 2014
On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 8:19 PM, Mailing Lists
<mailinglists at hawkradius.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2014, at 05:43 PM, Martti Kühne wrote:
>> Removing bashisms would not have any inpact in security but rather
>> enable us switching /bin/sh away from /usr/bin/bash. Which we in
>> general appear to agree on?
> No problems there. All I'm saying is that switching should be done if
> the effort is worth it in terms of increased security, and if getting
> rid of bashisms isn't that huge a problem. Otherwise who am I to
> question a performance boost?
I'm not after a performance boost either, although again, it would be a
nice side effect.
Getting rid of bashism isn't hard: upon further inspection, I find
there are extremely few #!/bin/sh scripts that will not work with dash.
Perhaps debian has worked with upstream to improve the situation? I
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