Dash as default shell

Fabio Alessandro Locati fabiolocati at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 10:14:02 UTC 2014


On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 5:11 PM, Gerald B. Cox <gbcox at bzb.us> wrote:

> My thought is this whole topic was started as a result of the recent Bash
> vulnerability which has since been corrected.  Not bad for a product that
> has been around for decades.  Nothing against Dash, but changing a default
> isn't something that should be done each time the wind changes direction.
> A bit of disk space savings or processing time IMO isn't a sufficient
> reason either. That can change quite rapidly between products and their
> updates.  When a default is chosen it sets up an expectation of familiarity
> and stability within the user community.  It shouldn't be changed unless
> there is an EXTREMELY compelling reason.  I've seen quite a few posts
> lately regarding the changing of this default or that default.  I think
> what gets lost in these conversations is what default status means.  People
> are down in the weeds and can't see the forest for the trees.
>

Thank you Gerald, you have expressed exactly my point of view :)
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