Dash as default shell

Miloslav Trmač mitr at redhat.com
Mon Oct 6 16:28:30 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> > At that point switching anything to dash can _only increase_, not reduce,
> > the disk space needed, and is very likely to increase the total page cache
> > usage/requirement as well.  Bringing the benefits of supporting dash to…
> > the satisfaction of pedantically using the POSIX /bin/sh path as
> > frequently as possible?
> Also known as portability, compatibility

Upstreams can be interested in cross-distro portability and compatibility.  I don’t see much benefit for Fedora and Fedora’s users.

> and transparency.

Perhaps for changing the #! line; adding yet another programming language to the OS would make it more complex and thus _reduce_ transparency.

> Do we
> encourage people to turn compiler warnings off?

No, but most compiler warnings are useful _for increasing quality noticeable to users of Fedora_.  A warning about use of a bash construct when we are using bash doesn’t help us help users.

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