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Re: No to StowFS!

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: No to StowFS!
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 02:29:41 +0100

   > And this is easy to do, provide /usr as a symbolic link to / if
   > such support is needed.

   Yes, of course. I just meant to say that those programs (scripts)
   shouldn't necessarily be considered broken... even if they truly

Thing is that they are broken, figuring out where the interpeter is
should always be done at compile/configure time.  Having perl in
/usr/local/bin is very common for example, and simply hardcoding it to
/usr/bin will make things break.

One could draw a parallel with MAXPATHLEN here, and say that since it
breaks programs, we should just define MAXPATHLEN to something just to
make these programs work instead of fixing them properly. :-)


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