Replacing Bash by ASH

Ken Moffat ken at
Thu Feb 5 14:38:18 PST 2004

On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Sam Barnett-Cormack wrote:

> Dude, why not install both and then use ash as your login shell? A
> bourne-compatible shell is generally required...
 Actually, ash _is_ bourne compatible, but the 1.12 bootscripts use
bash-isms like 'source'.  Shouldn't be a problem (except for stuff in
/etc/sysconfig/network_devices, and BLFS) because they generally use
/bin/bash as the program interpreter.  If people want to symlink bash to
ash they ought to expect things to break.

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