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Re: Bug#292759: shell script sniplets in /usr/bin?

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, Martin Schulze wrote:

> Adrian von Bidder wrote:
> > > You wouldn't need to change "every" script - you just need to move
> > > gettext.sh to /usr/share/gettext/scripts and create /usr/bin/gettext.sh
> > > with the content Sean suggested.
> > 
> > Which buys us what?
> > 
> > This new gettext.sh would still be a non-executable script snippet
> > which is not intended to be called by the user directly, as far as
> > I can understand.
> But it has the executable flag turned on which makes it
> executable by users - and we'll get bug reports about useless
> scripts polluting /usr/bin.
> Err... Is that really an advantage over the current situation?

For the record: The next upload of gettext for unstable (whenever it will be)
will move gettext.sh to /usr/share/gettext and will have /usr/bin/gettext.sh
as a symlink to it.

Whether that's temporary or definitive, I don't know yet, but it would
not be wise to do more than that at this point.

The author usually fixes bugs in a portable and elegant way, so I hope
he and the people who maintain the FHS agree on the right location for

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