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Re: command -v in postinsts violating policy

On Sat, May 25, 2002 at 05:09:53PM -0400, Clint Adams wrote:
> > 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 'which'.
> Sorry; I misspoke before.  `type' is not mandated by POSIX, and `which'
> isn't even mentioned.

But `which' is in debianutils, that is base. It can be used by maintainer
script without breaking the package installation procedure.

> `command -v' and `type' do not do exactly the same thing.

Examinating the use of `command -v' in scripts, I supposed `which' to be a
good candidate in most cases.

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