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Re: Upgrade to potato impossible?

> > > Yeah, it assumes I could actually code to save my life. And that I really
> > > need readlink.
> > 
> >  You can replace readlink with this function. I have created it for `bug'
> > when I discovered that realpath isn't standard (as it should).
> And here's the implementation I've been using for a very long time with the
> X maintainer scripts, which is simpler than yours but requires perl.  (I
> think Joey Hess wrote this.)
> readlink () {
>   # perl kludge until readlink(1) from tetex-bin is moved into an essential package
>   # returns what symlink actually points to
>   perl -e '$l = shift; exit 1 unless -l $l; $r = readlink $l; exit 1 unless $r; print "$r\n"' $1;
> }
> Not sure we want libc6 pre-depending on perl, though ( >>shudder<< ), so
> something written in pure sh might be the way to go.

 Well... in this competition I must say:

  Mine only depend in essential tools, like grep, dirname, and bash.
  Mine is not just a `readlink', it's more, it's a `realpath'.

  Mine is much faster, it doesn't invoke a huge interpreter.


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