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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.9




On Wed, 2019-03-27 at 18:12 -0700, Steven Penny wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Mar 2019 19:09:07, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> > "Only" if /bin/bash is your preferred shell.  Granted, that's the
> > default, and what most users would want anyway, but that is not
> > strictly speaking a mintty dependency.  As I mentioned in my response,
> > the auto-detected dependency on bash is from mintheme.
> 
> Mintty requires some shell, hopefully that point cannot be argued.

We don't have virtual dependencies though, so there's no real way to
express that.

> Having said that, Bash is the obvious candidate as its the only login shell
> installed by default.

Which is exactly why I'm *not* concerned about this being listed
explicitly.

> While adding Bash as a dependency could be somewhat misleading, It would argue
> it is more misleading to say that it requires no shell, which is the current
> state of affairs.

I obviously disagree.

--
Yaakov



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