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




Russ Allbery writes ("Re: Our build system may be broken: /bin vs /usr/bin"):
> Marco d'Itri <md@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> > 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.

We don't even have consensus that it is a bug!  We have, for example,
at least one important component which *requires* hardcoded paths in
their critical configuration files.

Ian.

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