Why does bogofilter need bash?
relson at osagesoftware.com
Thu May 27 21:28:58 EDT 2004
On Fri, 28 May 2004 11:02:28 +1000
> hi, I just did a FreeBSD port install of bogofilter 17.5 and noticed
> that bogofilter requires bash! Why? Whats wrong with sh, something a
> lot more standard than bash. I've never had bash on my server and
> would rather not have something I don't need (well, I guess I need it
> now :])
Bash isn't needed for filtering spam, which is bogofilter's purpose. It
is used, however, in "make check" which verifies that bogofilter has
built properly and is functionning properly. If you're willing to skip
that test, you can do without bash.
Bogofilter is _known_ to work with FreeBSD, so you can skip "make
I'm not knowledgeable enough about the differences between bash and sh
to say whether sh could be substituted for bash in "make check".
Hope this helps :->
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