Re: command -v in postinsts violating policy
On Sat, May 25, 2002 at 03:42:40PM -0400, Clint Adams wrote:
> Other than ignoring this problem, solutions include
> 1) Filing 616 serious bugs against these packages so that the maintainer
> can either change the script interpreter to something other than /bin/sh
> or remove the offending 'command -v'
I would file the bugs to change the script and not to change the interpreter.
Maintainers can achive the same goal of 'command' with either 'type' or
> 2) Amending policy with another /bin/sh exception.
This is not absolutely necessary.
> 3) Writing a 'command' program which will go into an Essential package,
> then filing bugs against all packages that use 'command -v' without
> specifying the absolute path to said 'command'.
I would consider this as a patch to a problem, not a real solution.
Thanks for your work, Clint.
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