The correct thing is to make a port/pkg that installs the symlink and /etc/shells this for the user.

There is no need for changes to 'base' nor do we need a change to the system port.


On 9/12/14 2:40 PM, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 02:12:45PM -0700, Craig Rodrigues wrote:

In the last 3 jobs that I have worked at, there have been
a mix of Linux machines and FreeBSD machines.
When using an NIS or LDAP environment where
there is a single login across multiple machines, it is useful to
have a single shell setting.

Since Linux and MacOS X have "/bin/bash" as the shell,
in order to get the FreeBSD boxes to play in this environment,
I have seen admins do the following on FreeBSD setups:
    ln -s /usr/local/bin/bash /bin/bash


    ln /usr/local/bin/bash /bin/bash

and then make sure that /etc/shells as:

Can we add an optional knob (turned off by default) which creates this
and updates /etc/shells?

This would help with interoperability of FreeBSD hosts in environments mixed
with Linux and MacOS X.

Please no, no and no!

We are fighting for a very long time to prevent the ports to pollute base.

We have added the shebangfix USES to be able to catch with up with cleanup this
properly as well as a qa test to discover it automatically.

no interpreters at all have a symlink in base but perl and this one is going to
be removed.

If you want interoperability just use /usr/bin/env bash as a shebang. Btw you
cannot get interoprability with OS-X in there because the bash they do provide
is the last GPL-2 recent bash have many incompatiblities with this old version.


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