Subject: Re: tools infinite loop
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/28/2006 08:13:52
On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 11:05:12AM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > As for the "echo", I see that is a problem. And the bogus wrapper is 
> > created. This problem exists on other platforms.
> > 
> > The reason nobody sees it is because their shell provides "echo" builtin.
> Yes and that's the reason why it is not a full path by default. It would
> be redicilous to force a fork/exec pair just to work around broken
> shells. You can override it from the platform tools anyway.

I never suggested it should be a full path.

In the same email, I suggested maybe the pkgsrc tools framework should not 
create a wrapper unless the tool has a full path.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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