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From: Mark Gordon <>
Subject: Re: Fw: [gentoo-user] Gentoo's trouble with /bin/sh
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 01:05:52 +0100
On 24 Apr 2003 12:48:20 -0400
Grant Goodyear <g2boojum@g.o> wrote:

> Many of these bugs have already been fixed.  
> Reading through bug 18918, Azarah's comments seem perfectly reasonable
> to me, so I think the author of that message was a bit harsh. 
> Lindstrom's last comment on that bug does seem fairly clear, but I'm
> wondering if his proposed fix will break /etc/profile for the zsh (and
> any other fancy *sh that might exist that I don't know anything
> about)? I do agree that we should try to prevent our /etc/profile from
> breaking people's prompts, but I don't want people to lose the
> distinctive Gentoo eye-candy, either.


> >

I hit the issue of bash being a superset of sh myself a couple of months
ago when writing scripts to run on SCO, AIX & Linux.

I would suggest that the either one has to have separate tests for bash
& and other /bin/sh or /etc/profile should stick to a POSIX compliant
value and as was suggested /etc/bashrc can set something fancier.

If someone can suggest which is the most compliant, least extended sh
implementation I would be happy to have that installed on one of my
boxes for testing.
Mark Gordon
Paid to be a Geek & a Senior Software Developer
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