The worst error message in history belongs to... BIND9!

Chad Perrin perrin at
Wed Jul 4 03:17:20 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 07:34:20PM -0700, perryh at wrote:
> > >> This is actually just the difference between sh and bash ...
> > >
> > >differences in, say, arithmetic handling and loops can sometimes
> > >mean rewriting parts of shell scripts depending on whether it is
> > >going to run in BSD or Linux.
> >
> > That's a major argument for doing things in python or perl as
> > they are consistent across all platforms ...
> If one is going to require the installation of something that may
> not be part of a base system, that something might as well be bash :)

Isn't Perl part of the base system these days?

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