switchsh - bind-mount bash as /bin/sh

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name switchsh
Package version 0~20070801
Package release 3.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 44 B
Download size 5.84 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Small program to bind-mount bash as /bin/sh for its child processes.
It can be used when bash is not the default shell interpreter but a given
program makes use of bashisms (features not required by Policy for sh) and one
wants to run it without changing (or can not change) the default sh.


Package Version Architecture Repository
switchsh_0~20070801-3.1_amd64.deb 0~20070801 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
switchsh - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package switchsh_0~20070801-3.1_i386.deb
Source Package switchsh

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install switchsh deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install switchsh




2013-06-05 - Jonathan Wiltshire <jmw@tiger-computing.co.uk>
switchsh (0~20070801-3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Define _GNU_SOURCE to be able to use CLONE_NEWNS flag (Closes: #701454)
2008-10-29 - Raphael Geissert <atomo64@gmail.com>
switchsh (0~20070801-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules:
+ Dropped the non-linux bits as they are completely useless
since clone isn't available either.
+ Include patchsys-quilt.mk
* debian/control: depend on quilt.
* use_execvp.patch: search for the executable in PATH (Closes: #503835)
- Thanks to Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> for the suggestion and
pseudo patch.
2008-10-12 - Raphael Geissert <atomo64@gmail.com>
switchsh (0~20070801-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
+ Added XS-DM-Upload-Allowed.
+ Added VCS information.
2008-10-12 - Raphael Geissert <atomo64@gmail.com>
switchsh (0~20070801-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. (Closes: #483490)

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sword-dict-strongs-greek_1.2-5_all.deb Strong's Greek Bible Dictionary for SWORD
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sword-text-dutsvv_1.4-0ubuntu1_all.deb Dutch Statenvertaling Sword module
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