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Re: Package maintainer script policy.



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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