On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 03:33:50PM +0100, Jan Niehusmann wrote: > In a recent NMU, egrep moved from /bin to /usr/bin, probably breaking a > lot of other packages. For example, logcheck doesn't work any more. Oops... I'm responsible for the NMU. :-/ > I'm not sure if moving egrep from /bin to /usr/bin was a good idea, but > it fixes a rather old bug report (#93193), and having all variants of > grep in /bin is obviously bloating the root filesystem. > > Still, please be careful with that update, and especially make sure that > init scripts still work properly. [snip] I was under the impression that scripts don't hard-code binary paths, and so wouldn't have trouble finding [ef]grep in the new location. Apparently I was wrong. Unfortunately, I didn't notice it during my install/uninstall tests (I suppose I didn't leave it around long enough for the problems to show up). Should I file bugs against packages that hardcode the old location of [ef]grep? (Or should I back out that patch?) Thanks for pointing out the problem. T -- The diminished 7th chord is the most flexible and fear-instilling chord. Use it often, use it unsparingly, to subdue your listeners into submission!
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