Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
To: None <,>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/18/1999 11:42:30
"Soren S. Jorvang" wrote:

> Also, while I think /bin/sh would be more suitable as the
> default root shell, a better generalization would perhaps
> be to have init make a relaxed attempt at finding root's
> shell from /etc/passwd and offer that when booting in
> single-user mode?

I thought of that earlier, but then you'd have to do sanity checks on
whether the filesystem that has the shell was mounted, whether or not
it is a static binary, etc.  Just assume anything in /*bin is static?