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Re: How well supported is csh/tcsh?
- From: Brian Dessent <brian at dessent dot net>
- To: Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 08:56:42 -0700
- Subject: Re: How well supported is csh/tcsh?
- Organization: My own little world...
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Jason Pearce wrote:
> o Do most new/upgraded packages work or do you always have to port setup
In this case it shouldn't matter. All postinstall / preremove scripts
are intended to be run by (and are in fact run by) /bin/sh, aka ash,
regardless of what shell you choose as a user. Now if you're saying
that you're going to remove ash then yes, expect a whole buttload of
stuff to break. But if you just switch to tcsh as your default shell
but leave ash sitting around as /bin/sh, then everything should be
fine. The same thing goes for scripts used by packages (for example
ssh-host-config) because they all reference /bin/sh or /bin/bash in the
shebang, and so as long as you don't do something silly like remove ash
or bash then you're fine.
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