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bin/55477: The rationale of /etc/pkgpath.conf is unclear and undocumented

>Number:         55477
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       The rationale of /etc/pkgpath.conf is unclear and undocumented
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jul 10 13:10:00 +0000 2020
>Originator:     Jukka Ruohonen
>Release:        NetBSD 9.99.68
System: NetBSD kafka 9.99.68 NetBSD 9.99.68 (CUSTOM) #0: Tue Jun 23 11:22:56 EEST 2020 jruoho@kafka:/tmp/obj/sys/arch/amd64/compile/CUSTOM amd64
Architecture: x86_64
Machine: amd64
The file /etc/pkgpath.conf is undocumented and its rationale is unclear.
man pkgpath.conf
jmacs /etc/pkgpath.conf
jmacs /etc/defaults/pkgpath.conf
I don't understand the purpose of the following trivial definitions:


If these are really needed, why not use which(1) or something alike?

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