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Re: executable files in examples?

Marcelo E. Magallon <mmagallo@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 08:51:31PM +0000, Joerg Sommer wrote:
> > I reported my wish #281892 to have a file in examples executable to
> > make it possible to create a symlink on it that is placed in the
> > PATH. Or that is to say I would like to have the file
> > bogominitrain.pl in examples executable to symlink on it from ~/bin/.
> > This way I have always the up to date version (in contrast to copying
> > the file).
> $ cat > ~/bin/foo
> #!/bin/sh
> perl /usr/share/pkg/examples/foo.pl "$*"

OK, this is a possibility.

>  That said, I guess I don't think it's sane to define policy for
>  something like this.

Do the policy say executable files are prohibited in examples?

>  My guess (I won't go near bogofilter, that dog ate my homework once
>  already) is that the script isn't generally useful

No, it's very useful.

>  and upstream doesn't want to maintain a generally useful script with
>  that functionality.

It's maintained in that way, that it is the up to date version. That's
enough for me.

Greeting, Jörg.
Nichts ist so langweilig, wie die Wiederholung seinerselbst.
                                        (Marcel Reich-Ranicki)

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