[Mageia-dev] shorewall, please review the package

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 10:31:26 CET 2012

On 21 December 2012 09:41, Kamil Rytarowski <n54 at gmx.com> wrote:
>> [Mageia-dev] shorewall, please review the package:
>>> - removed hard dependency on dash
>> Why?
>> >From man shorewall.conf:
>> SHOREWALL_SHELL=[pathname]    This option is used to specify the shell
>> program to be used to run the Shorewall compiler and to interpret the
>> compiled script. If not specified or specified as a null value, /bin/sh is
>> assumed. Using a light-weight shell such as ash or dash can significantly
>> improve performance.
> As it's pointed out, it's task for administrators not packagers. There is
> just need to symlink /usr/bin/sh to the right shell interpreter.

Using dash was done for performance.
Dash is always installed (it's required by glibc & dracut).
Administrator can change the config if it want, the idea was to get
a reasonable fast default.

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