Call for testing: OpenSSH 9.7

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Fri Mar 8 10:03:07 AEDT 2024

On Fri, 8 Mar 2024 at 09:19, Job Snijders <job at> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 07, 2024 at 11:13:50PM +0100, Predrag Zečević wrote:
> > Not all systems have /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash.
> Are there systems without /bin/sh?

In practice probably not many, although it's not *required*[0] by
POSIX.  That said, there is also another (particularly older) subset
of systems which have a /bin/sh that is sufficiently limited that
writing anything nontrivial in them is difficult and painful, hence
why the tests are run via whatever ends up in $TEST_SHELL instead of

Applications should note that the standard PATH to the shell cannot be
assumed to be either /bin/sh or /usr/bin/sh, and should be determined
by interrogation of the PATH returned by getconf PATH , ensuring that
the returned pathname is an absolute pathname and not a shell

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