Re: inews path question
Joey Hess <email@example.com> wrote:
> I maintain slrn, which can run inews to post news. We apparently have
> three inews programs in debian; inewsinn puts it in /usr/bin/inews,
> while inews and cnews put it in /usr/lib/news/inews.
Actually inewsinn puts it in /usr/lib/news/bin/, /usr/bin/inews is
just a symlink, but that does not help you.
> My question is how is a program like slrn supposed to find an inews
> program to run? If it searches PATH it will only find inewsinn's
> inews. Of course the user can configure it (via inews_program in the
> rc file) to use any inews program, but this is an extra step to get
> working news posting. Would an alternative make sense for inews?
Afaik the basic mode of operation and options are compatibel,
inews even diverts the inews from cnews. Using alternatives sounds