Re: Is `command -v' accepted for maintainer scripts?
On Sat, 09 Sep 2006 09:31:47 +0900 (JST), Tatsuya Kinoshita <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Hi, I've discovered that my adopted packages dbskkd-cdb and
> skksearch use `command -v'.
> Is `command -v' accepted for `/bin/sh' maintainer scripts?
> AFAIK, `command -v' is defined by POSIX UPE (user portability
> extension), "Debian Policy" section 10.4 says `/bin/sh' should only
> use POSIX features, "Developer's Reference" section 6.4 says it is
> "not POSIX", and several packages, such as libc6, exim4-base,
> exim4-command, bzip2, slib, gettext-doc, use it.
I prefer the ditty of:
if which foo >/dev/null 2>&1; then
/usr/bin/which belongs in debianutils, which is Essential:
Yes, and is thus safe to use in maintainer scripts.
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