Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
To: Bill Studenmund <skippy@macro.Stanford.EDU>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/19/1999 11:22:38
On Thu, 18 Mar 1999, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> Maybe the thing to do is to make two copies of each package. One installs
> into usr/pkg (technically with all the other packages) and the other
> installs a static binary into /bin.
> We could probably make the two packages identical (if all that's needed is
> adding -static to the compile), having the static one add what it needs,
> and then .include the other package's Makefile. Symlinks could mirror all
> the patches over. :-)
> Thus the admin gets to choose which shells are special and which aren't.

Well, make it an package option instead of two packages.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>