[Dev] Setting dash as default shell (or getting rid of bash)

Aleksander Zdyb a.zdyb at partner.samsung.com
Fri Sep 27 05:39:20 GMT 2013

On 26.09.2013 15:45, De Marchi, Lucas wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: dev-bounces at lists.tizen.org [mailto:dev-bounces at lists.tizen.org] On
>> Behalf Of Aleksander Zdyb
>> I will be eliminating dependencies on bash in packages, I encounter while
>> working on the minimal image, I'm preparing.
>> Please share your thoughts and ideas on this topic.
> Sorry, but I'm skeptical about it. Please provide numbers before doing
> changes like this.


you're correct. I realize, it is impossible to get rid of bash. And I 
even don't want to.
All I said was, that I'm preparing a minimal image, and by that I mean 
like 20 packages of total size < 30 MiB (investigating if it's even 
possible, really). And in this situation, saving 0.5 MiB on just one 
package is quite a lot, isn't it?

Now, I'm going to clean needed packages out of bashisms and see if it's 
even feasible. I don't really expect anyone to be much enthusiastic 
about it, but just ask for not providing artificial dependencies in 
future packaging work, if possible.

In addition, please note, that in even larger distributions, bash is not 
really needed as far as systemd is used for booting and no text user 
interface is provided (for input).

I will keep the group updated about progress on my work and hopefully 
share more numbers.

Aleksander Zdyb
Samsung R&D Institute Poland
Samsung Electronics

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