Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Nov 2011 20:45 UTC, submitted by Straylight
Oracle and SUN I just emerged, blinking, from the world of Skyrim, only to realise Sun Oracle has released the 11th version of Solaris (well, technically it's the 7th, but okay, we'll roll with it). I'll be honest and upfront about it: Solaris is totally out of my league, and as such, it's very hard for me to properly summarise what this release is all about, so I won't even try.
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RE[3]: Nice!
by abcxyz on Fri 11th Nov 2011 00:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice!"
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The reason why / is a bad idea these days for root's home directory is because it mixes root's user files and directories with those of the system....


Question was, how would this be a sign of modernity (or not towing old baggage). But speaking of bad ideas, generally logging (and even more so directly ssh'ing) in as root does not seem to be the best one of them all (as you've correctly pointed out). Esp. true on Solaris (10+) which tends to utilize RBAC/sudo, clinging to root's usage might by some be considered a bit archaic. ;)

Are you seriously trying to say to me that sh is just as good as ksh or bash? Please. As for it running /usr/bin/ksh93 in sh mode, all the more reason not to bother with it.


I am seriously unaware of making any comparison or qualifying statement.

EDIT: The word "better" could have been misunderstood. The question was why should it be better for /bin/sh to be symlink to /usr/bin/ksh93, presuming that having /bin/sh as SH binary does not effect /usr/bin/ksh93 or /usr/bin/bash or /usr/bin/zsh for anyone who wants to use either of the Bourne shell family.

Merely, as long as you can choose your favorite shell to log in and to run your scripts, I do not really understand why presence of another one should be any bothersome. I personally do not care for (t)csh too much, but see no reason to make a point of any system shipping it (it sure lives on my machine) or even making it default when changing is just one command operation.

Edited 2011-11-11 00:25 UTC

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