[Firehol-support] Role of ksh in Firehol

Tsaousis, Costa costa at tsaousis.gr
Tue Jan 10 12:32:47 GMT 2017

Hi, thanks for letting us know about this.

ksh should not be a dependency for firehol. If is only used when everything

Is it required to remove it from that line, or it can just be ignored?

Phil, if this a breaking point for debian, my suggestion is to simply
comment it out.



On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetil at kjernsmo.net>

> Hi all!
> I'm using Debian on my firewall, and so prefer to rely on the packages from
> there, but I just noticed that firehol is in danger of being removed from
> the distribution, now that it is just about to freeze:
> https://packages.qa.debian.org/f/firehol.html
> I tried to understand the problem, and the problem seems to reside with
> Korn shell (ksh). I went through the scripts, and found ksh only in
> vnetbuild. I have not tried to understand what's up with ksh itself
> though.
> However, it seems that ksh only plays a very minor role as one of other
> alternatives.
> Y|SH_CMD|/bin/sh|sh bash ksh
> So, I'm interested in hearing if simply removing ksh from that line will
> allow ksh to be dropped as a dependency for firehol?
> Best,
> Kjetil
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