This is not an objection, but do we need bash? Can we live with posix
sh? We should ask this question about every requirement we introduce.

(bash is not part of the default installation of FreeBSD or OpenBSD
for example. bash is unfortunately licensed under GPLV3, so if you are
trying to create an OS not polluted by viral licensing you don't get

On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 11:36 AM, John Chilton <> wrote:
> My own preference is that we specify at least /bin/sh and /bin/bash
> are available before utilizing the tool shed. Is there an objection to
> this from any corner? Is there realistically a system that Galaxy
> should support that will not have /bin/bash available?

James Taylor, Associate Professor, Biology/CS, Emory University
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