Apparent bash-ism in bootscripts

Jeroen Coumans jeroen at
Wed Jan 28 13:22:27 PST 2004

On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 21:38, Ken Moffat wrote:
> I've just started trying out ash as /bin/sh, because my reading of BLFS
> said it was Bourne shell compliant.  Pain with
> /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/if{down,up} which call /bin/sh instead of
> /bin/bash ('source' isn't understood).  Should I file a bug, or am I
> misunderstanding what a real Bourne shell can and can't do ?

File a bug. The bootscripts should be usable in any /bin/sh, or use
#!/bin/bash. IIRC some already made them ash-compatible some time ago.

Jeroen Coumans (jeroen at
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