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Re: profile package

On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 12:02:49PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>On Wed, 2002-07-31 at 11:02, Hack Kampbj?rn wrote:
>> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> > 
>> > On Tue, Jul 30, 2002 at 11:27:06PM +0200, Hack Kampbj?rn wrote:
>> > >What about depending on all the programs called in the scripts like:
>> > ># cp, mkdir -> fileutils
>> > ># hostname, id -> sh-utils
>> > ># sh -> ash
>> > ># tr -> textutils
>> > >requires: ash fileutils sh-utils textutils
>> > >
>> > >Maybe the postinstall script could create the directory structure: /dev,
>> > >/home, /var, /tmp, symlink hosts and services to the real windows files
>> > 
>> > Yes, this is a valid point except maybe for the sh case, since the point
>> > of these files is to help with sh/bash.
>> Then the postinstall script should be rewritten as a windows batch
>> script instead of using /bin/sh as now.
>I think Hack was saying that the package needs ash to execute correctly,

Yes, I got that from his response.

>so it should depend on it - even though the package is there to help

ash also accesses /etc/profile.  So we'd be introducing a circular
dependency.  Does every package with a script rely on ash
now?  I guess they should, but it feels silly to me to have to do this
in this case.


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