William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Sep 25 02:29:25 UTC 2014

On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 7:36 PM, Daniel Jackson <fdj at mindspring.com> wrote:
> On 09/24/2014 07:22 PM, Jim Popovitch wrote:
>> That won't automatically invoke bash on Debian/Ubuntu....unless someone
>> intentionally changed default shells....
> People seem not to know that Debian and derivatives use a variant Almquist
> shell rather than bash for system accounts.

You're both wrong.

$ cat /etc/issue
Debian GNU/Linux 7 \n \l

$ ls -laF /bin/sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Nov 17  2011 /bin/sh -> bash*
$ grep root /etc/passwd

If you installed Debian from scratch in the last couple of years you
might have gotten a different system shell. Those of us who have been
using Debian for a *long time*  were asked once during one upgrade
whether we wanted the upgrade to change our defaults and generally
said no.

Welcome to production fellas, where the bleeding edge latest thing
isn't what's installed.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
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