Jonathan Perkin <jperkin%joyent.com@localhost> writes: > Under what circumstance do you see us needing to use other shells for > bootstrap? dash is the fastest shell I've tested, and supports all > the features we require for a bootstrap shell. I also like that, due > to only supporting POSIX features, it keeps us honest and ensures we > don't start using shell-specific constructs in our infrastructure. That's a good argument. I was unclear on whether there would be choices, and whether there were some platforms that needed particular other shells, since presumably we're talking about platforms whose /bin/sh is too junky to start with, so they are in general troubled. > Remember that any shell that you want to support in bootstrap needs to > be extracted under files/, increasing the size of pkgsrc for each. So it sounds like you are suggesting: commit the ability to use dash now (some point later, after the freeze???) remove pdksh as a bootstrap shell option, resulting in the --enable-dash option going away, because it will just be used on platforms where pkgsrc knows that /bin/sh is not ok? Or am I still not following?
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