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SubjectRe: Faster depend written in Perl

> If it had just tried running bash from the path, it would either have
> found it because /usr/gnu/bin was in the path, or it would fail in an
> obvious and meaningful way that I can easily fix.

I have had very bad experience with scripts that test the existance of a
shell by executing it. An autoconfig script i ran tried to run ash. The
problem was, on that system, ash was Adventure shell. Every time I ran
that script, a mysterious prompt showed up.


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