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Re: [alpine-devel] Alpine features and the future

From: A. Wilcox <awilfox_at_adelielinux.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:34:33 -0500

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On 22/06/17 14:17, Cág wrote:
> William Pitcock wrote:
>
>> In general our goal is to make it possible to have more choice,
>> while retaining sensible lightweight defaults where it makes
>> sense. It is not likely that we will change any default
>> components, but instead make more components swappable (as you
>> can already do with coreutils, shadow, etc.)
>
> Having options is nice, while now there are 303 packages that
> depend on BusyBox. Ideally there would be zero since people who
> would run "apk -i del busybox" probably know what they are doing.
> It also would be nice to have some kind of warning if they don't.


I am working on a way to make /bin/sh changeable between BusyBox,
dash, bash, and possibly others. If I can manage to do this
successfully, then we would probably change Adélie's copy of abuild.
It would require packages containing shell scripts to depend on some
sort of shell provider, instead of just blindly adding BusyBox as a
dependency.

I'm not entirely clear how we are going to do this yet, but if there
is interest in integrating this work in to Alpine, perhaps we can have
a more full discussion here.


Best to all,
- --arw


- --
A. Wilcox (awilfox)
Project Lead, Adélie Linux
http://adelielinux.org
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