[Patch] Bashism in startkde

David Johnson david at usermode.org
Mon Jun 1 03:15:49 BST 2009

On Sunday 31 May 2009 06:42:34 pm Armin Berres wrote:
> Debian and Ubuntu both want to support to use something else but
> /bin/bash as /bin/sh. Therefore it is required, that all scripts whith
> "#!/bin/sh" contain no bash specific code, but just POSIX features.

This has been best practice since the early days of bash (and ksh). While bash 
will run Bourne/POSIX shells scripts flawless, the reverse is not true. Debian 
(and most derivatives), Slackware, *BSD, Solaris, many embedded Linuxes, etc, 
don't have bash linked to /bin/sh.

David Johnson

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