Symbolic links for bash and sh

Bill Maltby LFS Related lfsbill at
Sun Sep 1 06:54:08 PDT 2002

On Sun, 1 Sep 2002, Chris Lingard wrote:
> Just got a recent book 20020818
> Section "Creating the /bin/sh symlink"
> You have
> ln -s /static/bin/bash /bin/sh
> Just to let you know that I really hate this, and I have
> cd /bin
> ln -s  /static/bin/bash  bash
> ln -s bash  sh

There was some effort expended awhile back to eliminate the "cd" command
before all symlink creation. So I suggest that this one be modified
accordingly if it is integrated into the book

> This seems more logical, and there is no need to delete anything
> later, and both sh and bash are correct.    The dynamic bash will
> replace the symbolic link, and everything is set up.
> Chris

Bill Maltby
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