Necessary code or trash?

Marc Wiz marc at
Thu Aug 28 20:37:30 PDT 2003

On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 04:45:24PM -0500, Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Aug 28), Marc Wiz said:
> > Sticking with /bin/sh is a good idea.  
> > 
> > What I have done is build a static version of bash and put it /bin
> > 
> > I changed root's shell to /bin/bash and run just fine.
> > 
> > Has anyone noticed what a pain it is to build bash statically and
> > install it in /bin?
> I don't use bash, but the bash2 port Makefile looks like it builds a
> static binary by default:

Thank you!

I think I discovered that after I finally built bash2.

The other problem I remember having was getting the silly thing to 
install in /bin instead of /usr/local/bin.  I'll just have to RTFM
on ports the next time I try it.

Marc Wiz
marc at
Yes, that really is my last name.

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