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Re: Future of /usr/bin/which in Debian?

On 2021-09-20 04:48 +0000, Clint Adams wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 19, 2021 at 05:32:04PM +0100, Wookey wrote:
> > I must admit that I have no idea why replacing such a longstanding
> > utility is deemed necessary. 
> Maybe this riddle will help.
> Imagine that you are the product manager for Debian `which`.  According
> to the hatemail in my inbox, this is the most important utility in the
> history of time,


> such that even printing a warning to stderr causes
> global devastation, block hints, and calls for impeachment.

I do agree that it's pretty shoddy of bazel to break because a utility
several layers down issues stderr text whilst still returning a
success code. And yes I/someone should probably try to actually work
out why and fix it... But there is a lot of shit code in the world,
and only so many hours.

> You go on a Gemba walk,

Never heard of a Gemba walk before, so I learned something today :-)

> Wearing your customer-centricity hat, what is the optimal set of
> personas to unperson so that you can implement a solution that works
> for everyone who still matters?

I'm not fussy. Any of a,b,c or d would suit me fine. It's just e
(issue deprecation message), which caused me trouble.

Thanks for explaining what the actual problem is. You have my sympathy
trying to navigate the mess.

Principal hats:  Linaro, Debian, Wookware, ARM

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