Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
To: Soren S. Jorvang <>
From: Bill Studenmund <skippy@macro.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/17/1999 17:44:02
On Thu, 18 Mar 1999, Soren S. Jorvang wrote:

> [I forgot to suggest a little heresy in my previous mail, BTW. 
> Why not just put tcsh and bash in /bin and be done with it? Sure,
> they fit in well as packages, but they are so commonly used and shells
> are nice to have static and available. It would add about ~10% to the
> size of a distrib root filesystem.]

I'd vote we make the tcsh and bash packages install into root, rather than
pull them into the distribution. That way they're package-ized (you don't
want it, you don't get it, you pkg_delete, it's gone) and in /bin. They'd
be compiled static of course. :-)

Take care,