[Slackbuilds-users] brace expansion

Muhammad Mahendra Subrata mumahendras3 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 22:57:20 UTC 2021

Yeah, I also use dash as my /bin/sh and I sometimes encounter this and it's
a little annoying to be honest. I mean, if you already use /bin/sh as the
shebang line, technically you are expected to write POSIX-compliant shell
scripts, even though it will still work correctly when having /bin/sh
linked to bash. Not trying to bash on the maintainers here (thanks for all
the hard work!), It's just a little bit unfortunate.

I personally prefer that the scripts are updated to not use the brace
expansion so I can use a more lightweight shell to run the script :D. But,
I understand that some scripts are too complex to be converted to
POSIX-compliant ones so it's just easier to use /bin/bash as the shebang
line, like what Mr. Volkerding did with some of Slackware's core utilities.
I'm happy with either decision, as long as I can rest assured that no
scripts will fail randomly because of using the wrong shell :D.


On Thu, Jun 17, 2021, 02:51 Spycrowsoft <spycrowsoft at gmail.com> wrote:

> Op 16-06-2021 om 21:09 schreef Eugen Wissner:
> > Pat changed /bin/sh to /bin/bash in all
> > rc-scripts, so they work with other shells.
> We should confirm this with Patrick Volderding, but if he's doing that,
> my take on the matters is: "Follow what the BDFL is doing".
> The fact that the SlackBuild contains a pointer to the right shell also
> makes sense to me.
> _______________________________________________
> SlackBuilds-users mailing list
> SlackBuilds-users at slackbuilds.org
> https://lists.slackbuilds.org/mailman/listinfo/slackbuilds-users
> Archives - https://lists.slackbuilds.org/pipermail/slackbuilds-users/
> FAQ - https://slackbuilds.org/faq/
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.slackbuilds.org/pipermail/slackbuilds-users/attachments/20210617/1805e3bf/attachment.htm>

More information about the SlackBuilds-users mailing list