astksh review

Max Bowsher
Mon May 19 18:49:00 GMT 2003

Dario Alcocer wrote:
> On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 09:09:46AM +0100, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
>> I created the ksh symlink so users wouldn't have to edit their shebang
>> lines to point to `/bin/pdksh' but now we have the proper ksh (available)
>> I suppose I could get rid of it. What's the feeling?
>> We could do one of
>>   1. Remove the ksh symlink from the pdksh package.
>>   2. Rename ksh.exe (in astksh) to astksh.exe and have a ksh symlink to
>>      astksh.exe
>>   3. Maybe only two options. :-)
>> these?
> How about:
>     4. Deprecate the pdksh package.
> Now that we have the real, honest-to-goodness ksh, do we really need
> pdksh? Just a suggestion...

If we can have both "less" and "more" in the distro, I think we can easily
have both "pdksh" and "astksh".

Isn't astksh a rather *large* package?
A lighter-weight alternative can be a good thing.


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