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Re: RFC: Policy 10.1 and appropriateness of package conflicts

Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> I see.  Couldn't you arrange to automatically update the default user
> PATH ?  (After asking a suitable debconf question.)  That would avoid
> having to Conflict with other packages and would make it possible for
> users of this fsl nonsense and users of different nonsense to coexist on
> the same machine :-).

Debian doesn't offer a way to update the default user PATH.  It's very
difficult to do as long as the PATH is set in shell configuration rather
than via other means, and even if it's set via other means, you have the
problem that it's owned by configuration files of other packages.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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