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Re: Why does dpkg invoke find instead of doing own searches?

On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 10:11:37 +0000
Phil Lello <phil.lello@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Can someone clarify for me why dpkg invokes 'find' to search for
> files, instead of having it's own code?

Why have two versions of the same code?

Is there a library that would do the same job? (Would it be sensible to
use it if there was? I guess it would be OK if the library was built
from the 'find' source.)

Is there a problem with invoking find?

busybox provides find if you don't want to install findutils (as in
Emdebian). It would be a very strange GNU/Linux box that did away with
some kind of find functionality.


Neil Williams

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