Subject: Re: use of FILE_CMD (was Re: [solved] Re: lintpkgsrc install fails)
To: None <>
From: Klaus Heinz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/28/2005 22:21:48
Todd Vierling wrote:

> Not using file(1) would be a good start.  I didn't know we did such ...
> filthy heuristics.  8-)

When I encountered the use of "file" in in the past I
thought about the same...
As the CVS log shows, Grant removed it in 2003 but that broke some
packages, so the change was reverted.

> actually should be modifying.  Any such instances should be removed from the
> affected SUBST_FILES before removing the use of file(1) from

I agree, file should not be used in pkgsrc.