Root shell

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Sun Mar 1 08:47:46 PST 2009

On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Daniel Lannstrom <op at> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 11:11:56AM -0500, Glen Barber wrote:
>> This explains one of the reasons not to change root's shell:
> Yes that's exactly what I meant. Is there any other reason except for
> that? As I see it that problem can easily be solved by copying bash to
> the root file system. Also many systems today have the root and /usr
> on the same file system.

You'd have to also copy more than just the binary file.  It's more
complex than that, and generally is a Bad Idea(tm).

Glen Barber

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