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Re: Our build system may be broken: /bin vs /usr/bin

Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> writes:
> On Nov 19, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org> 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
it anywhere.

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

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