31 Oct 2001 claudio   » (Master)

At least one of the two affirmations is false:

  • Bash, when invoked as /bin/sh, will behave like the Bourne shell.
  • Ash is a fairly complete Bourne shell.
I installed ash on a test box as /bin/sh and it broke lots of local scripts running with /bin/sh, previously a link to bash. A statically linked ash has 100 Kb (built with dietlibc), which is much smaller than a dynamic bash, and doesn't depend on ncurses.

Also built busybox with dietlibc. Now I'm planning to implement install-info and update-alternatives as bb applets.

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