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Re: PATH setting used by dpkg to run postinstall scripts?

Walter Tautz <wtautz@math.uwaterloo.ca> wrote on debian-devel:
> on our systems we sometime have local software that may have commands
> with the same name as debian commands....i.e. I have noticed that
> certain packages fail to install if they rely on the external
> PATH settings...granted on most pure debian systems this is not
> a problem but....shouldn't the post install scripts set the PATH or
> better yet dpkg?

This issue was raised in bug report #18567 (4 years and 238 days old).

Thomas Hood

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