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Comment 6 for bug 61463

GreenSkol (greenskol) wrote :

A difference between dash and bash is the echo command : you can't escape characters :
"\\n" always print a newline with dash, whereas it prints "\n" with bash.

It make a huge difference in Makefiles, that default to /bin/sh shell, unless you specify the SHELL variable in the Makefile.

For exemple, glibc makefiles are broken and I couldn't compile it out of the box with Edgy :-(