Dash as default shell

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Fri Oct 3 21:55:53 UTC 2014

On 10/03/2014 02:34 PM, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 03, 2014 at 02:29:53PM -0600, Orion Poplawski wrote:
>>> Is it worth considering using Dash as the default (non-interactive)
>>> shell in Fedora?  Other distributions including Ubuntu and Debian
>>> (https://lwn.net/Articles/343924/) have been using dash as the default
>>> shell and Android uses mksh.  While this appears to have been done
>>> primary to increase bootup efficiency (which is not relevant with
>>> systemd), it might help with security
>> More bashism's in .spec files:
>> + pushd src
>> /tmp/rpm/rpm-tmp.047Jay: 43: /tmp/rpm/rpm-tmp.047Jay: pushd: not found
> All the other things aside, I think it'd be fine for us to leave bash as the
> shell for spec file scripts even if we changed /bin/sh and/or the root
> shell.

Yeah, I'm wondering if an rpm bug is in order here now to explicitly use 

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