Well, shouldn't system utilities be written using tools
available in all install metaclusters. Bash is only available
in the End User install and larger, so folks using a Core install
or smaller wouldn't be able to use this.

I agree. And while we routinely do full OEM installs on our systems, we always remove the bash and gcc packages to promote the use of[k]sh and cc to ensure better portability across different platforms.

I was dismayed to discover the reason my Studio 11 installs/upgrades were failing was because of a dependency on bash. I wasted a lot of time tracking that one down :-(

There is no reason for any system utility to require bash when ksh is available.

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