[OT]: bash or any other $favourite{shell}? [was: Wish list]

Chris Benson chrisb at jesmond.demon.co.uk
Fri Jun 9 14:45:50 BST 2006

On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 02:05:23PM +0100, Lusercop wrote:
> I love the idea that a vitally important program that I may require to fix
> a broken system is linked against such vitally important and stable libraries
> as libncurses.

ws0cbe at sunray:~ $ uname -a ; ldd /bin/bash 
SunOS sunray 5.10 Generic_Patch i86pc i386 i86pc
        libcurses.so.1 =>        /lib/libcurses.so.1
        libsocket.so.1 =>        /lib/libsocket.so.1
        libnsl.so.1 =>   /lib/libnsl.so.1
        libdl.so.1 =>    /lib/libdl.so.1
        libc.so.1 =>     /lib/libc.so.1
        libmp.so.2 =>    /lib/libmp.so.2
        libmd5.so.1 =>   /lib/libmd5.so.1
        libscf.so.1 =>   /lib/libscf.so.1
        libdoor.so.1 =>  /lib/libdoor.so.1
        libuutil.so.1 =>         /lib/libuutil.so.1
        libm.so.2 =>     /lib/libm.so.2

Does leave one rather vulnerable to damage to /lib.

Some of my colleages have yet to learn why it's worth leaving root's
shell as /sbin/sh and typing exec bash whenever you log in ... I just hope
I'm not around when they have a learning experience.

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