On Mon, Aug 03, 1998 at 05:23:07PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote: > > Actually, the libreadline postinst uses execlp() which does respect $PATH. > > Oops, drat, should have looked that one up. > > I still think it's silling for this one package to introduce the > concept of a dynamically linked executable as a "script". And, > I still think that this thing has no advantage over the postinst > supplied with libc6. It's not an issue of advantage IMO. It's an issue of is there any reason that it's Wrong to use an ELF binary as a postinst. There's a danger to it, but the same danger exists in packages which call some form of configuration binaries.
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