Subject: SUMMARY: Using other than Bourne shell for root on Solaris 10

From: Roger Marquis <>
Date: Fri Mar 10 2006 - 14:47:55 EST
Rami Aubourg-kaires wrote:
> So, the safest way is to just type "ksh" or "bash" at the interactive
> shell, or export SHELL and do an "exec ksh" or an "exec bash" in the
> .profile of root.

That's one way, though not necessarily the best way.  If it encourages
partitioning /usr then it is a case of two wrongs...  Whether statically
linked or not does not really matter as you can still boot another shell,
after deleting /bin/sh.  The Solaris root shell FAQ was written long ago
to address these issues and many others:

Roger Marquis
Roble Systems Consulting
Received on Fri Mar 10 14:47:57 2006

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