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

Xavier Chantry chantry.xavier at gmail.com
Fri May 28 05:17:49 EDT 2010

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> 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.

I think that the two pending patches from Jonathan Conder on my branch
would make this cleaner and easier to do.
1) switch from popen to execl : popen implicitely calls /bin/sh, so
when we had /bin/sh=dash and wants bash, it would call /bin/dash then
/bin/bash. But execl gives us more control.
2) ldconfig is now called directly so if we do the change /bin/sh ->
/bin/bash, it only affects scriptlet executions.

But I am pretty sure we talked about this before, maybe there was a
bug report, and some people suggested to make the shell path
Thinking about it now, I would be fine with just calling /bin/bash
directly. If we consider pacman project as a whole, it's pretty much
tied to bash anyway.

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