Re: Intention to re-write /usr/sbin/install-info
The only objection I have to the wrapper script is that it
depends on the roots PATH having /usr/sbin before /usr/bin. At the
moment, normal Debian installations work, irrespective of PATH
ordering of root. We do not know how many sys admins change roots
PATh. I do, my path setting script works on 15 different platforms,
and uses perl to prune directories, etc.
People who need to install GNU software on their own, now need
to add to their PATH variable while running configure and make
install for the gnu package. By default, I think, GNU stuff already
looks into /usr/local/bin before looking into /usr/bin (so even the
path change will not be required).
a) The number of people who need to install GNU packages on their own
is a minority of the users of Debian (I do not have any non-Debian
GNU stuff at the moment)
b) Most GNU software is already in Debian.
So, to make things a trigle easier for a minority of the
people, we are risking destabilizing the distribution?
This makes no sense, people.
If we can't get a merged version done, then we should say that
people who meed the GNU version can put it in /usr/local/bin, and try
# PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:$PATH ./configure --verbose \
# PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:$PATH make install
It is not as though this is supposed to be done
First, DO NO HARM.
"What happened to the kaboom? There was supposed to be an
earth-shattering kaboom!" The Martian
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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