Dangers of using a non-base shell
fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com
Tue Oct 30 11:35:32 PDT 2007
On Mon, 29 Oct 2007 20:50:40 +0000
Stephen Allen <p0036343 at brookes.ac.uk> wrote:
> It's been drawn to my attention not to use bash from the ports
> collection, because if one of it's dependencies (gettext or libiconv)
> fails or is updated significantly, it could break, and prevent login.
It's only really root that matters. There is a alternate account called
toor which you can use with bash if you like, it has a uid of zero
like root, and the same home directory, so it's just the same.
It's also possible to build a statically linked version of bash from
ports if you want.
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