[arch-releng] [PATCH] Ust zsh as default interactive shell

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Mon Jul 30 06:13:32 EDT 2012

Am 29.07.2012 21:09, schrieb C Anthony Risinger:
> On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 8:30 AM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 01:13:54PM +0200, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
>>> This installs zsh and sets it as default for root and the arch user.
>>> grml-zsh-config is installed as a userfriendly default configuration.
>>> Signed-off-by: Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de>
>>> ---
>> I think this is fine. It'll throw some people off, but ZSH really is a
>> better interactive shell. sysresccd does this and its rather nice. It
>> isn't like bash won't be available if it becomes _that_ unpleasant for
>> the user.
> i would suggest making it *very* obvious the current shell is not
> bash, eg. maybe with a brief blurb about what the user can do:
> "Welcome to Archlinux.  You are currently in an interactive
> <bold>ZSH</bold>, and as such you may:
> [...]
> [...]
> [...]
> Enjoy your stay!"
> ... as it would certainly throw me off. not that it would take to long
> to figure out, but avoiding some `WTF?` time would be preferable. Bash
> is fairly defacto when it comes to "the default shell on the image i
> just started"

It would be on the news. I'd say we should see what feedback we will
get before taking any more actions.ZSH is less different as an
interactive shell than you make it sound.



Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com

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