Written by Alan Pope the 28 Feb 08 at 13:50.
Global category: Internet & Networking.
A single unified tool should be provided which allows the user to connect to a network (or internet) via any supported method. It would also be useful to provide an extension to this tool to manage firewall rules and network connection sharing.
Written by probono the 1 Mar 08 at 16:56.
Global category: System.
Although not officially a standard, it has been common practice by most distributions that the /bin/sh link points to /bin/bash.
Ubuntu broke this common practice and links /bin/sh to dash.
This breaks A LOT of 3rd party apps, and causes A LOT of unneccessary trouble and support incidents.
If Ubuntu wants to promote dash, it should change all shell scripts to include a dash shebang. But it should NOT mess with the default /bin/sh link.
DON'T say "it's the script writer's fault when he uses /bin/sh and requires bash". We all know that. Nevertheless, a serious distro should not mess around with things that have become common practice even if wrongly so.
The end result of the current situation is that many things mysteriously work "everywhere but on Ubuntu".