[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: dash-

Yaakov Selkowitz yselkowitz@cygwin.com
Fri Feb 24 07:19:00 GMT 2017

On 2017-02-23 14:41, Eric Blake wrote:
> Or more likely, many people likely have pre-existing scripts wrongly
> written as #!/bin/sh but which use bash-ism rather than portable
> POSIX-specified shell (if it is portable, then bash vs. dash executing
> the script shouldn't matter - but as Debian found out when they switched
> to dash, there are a lot of non-portable scripts).  On the other hand,
> Debian has already fixed much of the pre-packaged badness out there and
> pushed fixes upstream where feasible, so these days it's not as hairy to
> switch as when Debian first did it.
> But part of me is still reluctant to make the switch as long as Fedora
> still favors bash over dash.

I concur; we simply don't have the manpower to handle this ourselves.


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