Re: command -v in postinsts violating policy
On Sat, May 25, 2002 at 03:42:40PM -0400, Clint Adams wrote:
> Below is a list of packages that may use 'command -v' in their #!/bin/sh
> postinsts. Section 11.4 of Policy states that /bin/sh can be a symlink
> to any POSIX-compatible shell, with an exception for 'echo', and that
> package #!/bin/sh scripts must not use "non-POSIX" features. Since
> there is no 'command' binary in a package marked Essential,
> the use of 'command -v' is a policy violation.
What is the recommended POSIX-compatible alternative?
Colin Watson [email@example.com]
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