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Re: shell script sniplets in /usr/bin?


On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 02:34:17PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> Santiago Vila wrote:
> >If you want to make policy that /usr/bin should only contain executables,
> >go ahead, make a policy proposal,
> There is no policy issue here -- the FHS is already entirely clear on 
> this; /usr/bin is for executables, which gettext.sh is not.
> >but none of you have answered to the
> >question made by Frank Küster:
> >  Do you think we should simply not make any use of the POSIX feature
> >  that . $name will look for $name in the $PATH? Or do you think we should
> >  add a directory to PATH that is then dedicated to such shell snippets?
> Neither. Shell snippets should not go in PATH unless they also happen to 
> be programs. That's not the empty set, though it's probably close. 
> Meanwhile it's completely reasonable to make . look in directories other 
> than $PATH for shell snippets if such a feature is needed.

Then it seems that placing gettext.sh in /usr/bin is even a policy
violation.  Therefore I will try to reopen the bug.

I hope this helps,

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