Bug 5040 - Scripts in init.d are bash not simple sh
Summary: Scripts in init.d are bash not simple sh
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: SysVinit
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-10 08:06 UTC by Andrew Macpherson
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-14 21:47:20 UTC

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Description Andrew Macpherson 1999-09-10 08:06:12 UTC
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 15:58:59 UTC
Hmm.... we'll look and see what's being bash specific.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-13 18:33:59 UTC
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 21:47:59 UTC
The latest initscripts (4.41-2) should fix all known problems
of this sort.

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