[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.9

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Thu Mar 28 02:44:00 GMT 2019

On 2019-03-27 19:12, Steven Penny wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Mar 2019 19:09:07, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
>> "Only" if /bin/bash is your preferred shell.  Granted, that's the
>> default, and what most users would want anyway, but that is not
>> strictly speaking a mintty dependency.  As I mentioned in my response,
>> the auto-detected dependency on bash is from mintheme.
> Mintty requires some shell, hopefully that point cannot be argued.
> Having said that, Bash is the obvious candidate as its the only login shell
> installed by default.
> While adding Bash as a dependency could be somewhat misleading, It would argue
> it is more misleading to say that it requires no shell, which is the current
> state of affairs.

Both dash and bash are in Base, installed by default, and both are login shells,
while dash requires only cygwin1.dll to run, and can be used during setup,
before other libraries or utilities are installed.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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