Subject: Re: "xargs: A: No such file or directory"
To: None <>
From: Martin J. Laubach <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/31/2005 14:46:42
|  We could go through pkgsrc and privatise all of our definitions, but
|  this is the first occurrence I've heard of in nearly 8 years of pkgsrc,
|  and I've yet to be convinced of the benefits of such a move. All CBA
|  gratefully received.

  How about checking that all the commands actually are there?
Something along the lines of

	for cmd in LS TAR AWK ... ; do
		test -x $(($cmd)) || { echo "Oh my bad, no $cmd..." ; exit 1 }

  somewhere in ?

  I'm not convinced that 1 incident every 8 years is worth it though.