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Re: Sysinst default root login shell

On Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 07:25:57AM -0700, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
 > In my opinion, it's time to change master.passwd.  /bin/csh is just no
 > fun to work with as a default.  We did an end run around the problem
 > with sysinst before, but that is now in conflict with a desire to have
 > the ability to configure more stuff without imposing a huge series of
 > questions upon the user.

Agreed; unless we import tcsh into base the only way to get anything
like a reasonable interactive environment is with sh.

I would say the toor account should just be pruned; it's pretty much
useless by default.

The really hard question: whether or not to change "Charlie".

In an ideal world sysinst would allow choosing tcsh and then schedule
the static-tcsh package for build or install, and/or any other pkgsrc
shell that is or will be on the root volume, but I don't think that's
likely to be workable anytime in the near future.

plus in the long run the csh family should be allowed to gradually
die; there's little to recommend it from a language standpoint...

David A. Holland

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