Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/print/cups
To: Reinoud Zandijk <>
From: Jim Wise <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/24/2003 21:34:26
Hash: SHA1

On Tue, 24 Jun 2003, Reinoud Zandijk wrote:

>Module Name:	pkgsrc
>Committed By:	reinoud
>Date:		Tue Jun 24 16:46:20 UTC 2003
>Modified Files:
>	pkgsrc/print/cups: MESSAGE
>Log Message:
>Update message to explicitly notify the user about the fact that
>the installed files are not automatically included in the right place in
>the system path and need to be either copied in /usr/bin or dealt with in
>another way.
>The saves a lot of frustration and puzzling esp. for the beginning user.

I _strongly_ disagree with this change.  This is far from the only
package which duplicates a system command, and users should _not_ be
copying commands from /usr/pkg/bin to usr/bin in _any_ case.  (If they
do so, and then remove the package, they will end up with NON-WORKING
binaries in usr/bin, and furthermore, these binaries will not be caught
if they update the package in response to an audit-packages warning.

Any of the (number of) packages which replace system commands require
you to have /usr/pkg/bin ahead of /usr/bin in your path.  This one is no

_Please_ back out this advice, as it _will_ cause problems for users who
follow it.  Thank you.

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				Jim Wise
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