Re: Our build system may be broken: /bin vs /usr/bin
Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> writes:
> On Nov 19, Dirk Eddelbuettel <email@example.com> wrote:
>> GNU R has long been relying on sed, tar, bzip2, ... and many more base
>> tools. No issues there. Generally looked for in /bin and found there.
> Actually this is the root problem: policy says that packages should use
> the $PATH to search for commands, but your package (like many others)
> hardcodes their full path.
Policy only says that for maintainer scripts. I agree that it's not a
good idea in any location, but I don't believe we've explicitly forbidden
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>