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Re: command -v in postinsts violating policy

On Mon, May 27, 2002 at 02:10:46PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:

> I am against ANY maintainer script redirecting stderr and stdout of a
> program to /dev/null.  See 146774 for an example of what happens when this
> is done.

In general, I agree.  In this case, I think that this is a sufficiently
common problem that it justifies the existence of a tool.  Another such
instance would be a simple program to check for the existence of a user or
group, which seems to be done in all sorts of weird ways in maintainer

 - mdz

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