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Re: Implement dash as bootstrap shell

Jonathan Perkin <> writes:

>>   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?
> No, I'll leave --with-dash.  For example, on OSX the default bootstrap
> shell will be /bin/bash, but users may want to use --with-dash to get
> a much faster shell.  I'll certainly be doing this for my bulk builds.
> It's also useful on Debian/Ubuntu where their dash (/bin/sh) doesn't
> have the octal patch we include so cannot be used for bootstrap.

I don't object, but those sound like good reasons to make using dash on
those platforms the default.  Any reason not to?

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