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Bug 5040 - Scripts in init.d are bash not simple sh
Scripts in init.d are bash not simple sh
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: SysVinit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-10 04:06 EDT by Andrew Macpherson
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-14 17:47:20 EDT
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Description Andrew Macpherson 1999-09-10 04:06:12 EDT
As one of those "let's speed things up" exercises I decided
to unbloat a lot of things by replacing the symlink

/bin/sh -> /bin/bash  with /bin/sh -> /bin/ash

With a view also to getting my profile read in my xterms
(SHLVL=3 typically) ... anyway most things run right, but
something in /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions depends on bash
rather than simple sh functionality.

Suggest you make the dependency explicit in case anyone else
gets caught

cd /usr/local/rc.d/init.d
perl -i -p -e 's:^#!\s*/bin/sh\s*$:#!/bin/bash: ;' *
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-10 11:58:59 EDT
Hmm.... we'll look and see what's being bash specific.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-13 14:33:59 EDT
OK, after looking at this some, we've fixed a couple of things,
but there are at least two bugs in ash (ash-0.2-18 will be
in the next Raw Hide release.)
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-14 17:47:59 EDT
The latest initscripts (4.41-2) should fix all known problems
of this sort.

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