[Slackbuilds-users] Patch proposal to remove bashisms from some scripts

Mikko Varri vmj at linuxbox.fi
Sun Oct 31 14:44:28 UTC 2010

On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 09:15:58AM -0500, B Kirkpatrick wrote:
> I do not want to start a flame war here, but I would like an
> explanation of why the large majority of Slackware users, those who
> have & use bash, have to write ash-compliant scripts for those who
> are using that shell. I know that it has been done that way forever,
> I know that ash is run during install, I know that it is run in
> BusyBox, but when the system is installed, why can't I write any
> bash-compliant code & not get "bashed" by other users?

As admins already said, you don't have to.  But, IMHO, if contributing
those scripts to a larger community, it would make sense to try to be
a good citizen... if you can, that is; some features just don't exist
in ash.


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