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Re: Package maintainer script policy.

On Mon, Aug 03, 1998 at 07:12:22PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@earthlink.net> wrote:
> > 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.
> There's also the simple point that policy says it should be a script.
> And it's not a script.
> And there's no reason for it to not be a script.

In fact, there is a technical reason to avoid executables in packaging

Installing a package with "dpkg --root=" would fail across architectures
(yeah, I do this for Debian/Hurd). But in this special case this would be
only annoying.


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