On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 04:13:54PM -0800, Jim Pazarena wrote: > Glen Barber wrote: > >On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Pieter Donche <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > >wrote: > >>FreeBSD 7.0 comes with the user root with start up shell /bin/csh > >>As normal user I use bash (/usr/local/bin/bash installed) > >>I would prefer to have bash also when working as root (su). > > > >It is never recommended to change root's default shell to something > >outside of the base install. > > > >The main reason is, for example, if you update your non-base shell > >(via ports), and it breaks, you can no longer log in as root. If you > >decide you still want to have a non-base shell for your root user, > >keep root's shell default, and enable your toor user. > > isn't the "main reason" because other shells may reside on a filesystem > which isn't necessarily mounted in maintenance/single user mode? Or, > libraries > for the same?
Probably is the main reason, though another is that some things may be written assuming a particular shell. Not a good practice, but happens. ////jerry > -- > Jim Pazarena [EMAIL PROTECTED] > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"