Apparent bash-ism in bootscripts

Nathan Coulson conathan at
Tue Jan 27 15:50:06 PST 2004

>> On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Jeroen Coumans wrote:
>>> 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.
>>  That's what I guessed, but I figured it would be best to ask first.
>> All of the main LFS scripts already use /bin/bash.  Will do so once I've
>> dug out my bz login.
>> Ken
> Just for your own information, we [lfs-bootscript team] are currently
> working on rewriting the bootscripts.  We were going to make them ash
> compliant [note, I haven't talked to the rest of the team about this yet,
> but I personally dont think they'll object].

P.S.  we're still organizing what we are doing, [have a few issues we wish
to fix (I think most of them are in bugzilla)].  I guess one of us should
make up a list.  [your bug sortof got fixed without notice, since in my
experimentation I switched everything to . instead of source].

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