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Re: bin/55477: The rationale of /etc/pkgpath.conf is unclear and undocumented
The following reply was made to PR bin/55477; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Leonardo Taccari <leot%NetBSD.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/55477: The rationale of /etc/pkgpath.conf is unclear and undocumented
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:30:11 +0200
> I don't understand the purpose of the following trivial definitions:
> If these are really needed, why not use which(1) or something alike?
Because PATH could depends of possible user's preferences.
E.g. imagine the scenario when someone enable the installation of binary
packages in sysinst(8) and `pkgin' is installed. In that case pkg_path.conf
will be adjusted to use pkg_install from pkgsrc by sysinst(8).
If the root PATH does not have `/usr/pkg/sbin' or does not have before
`/usr/sbin' the wrong pkg_admin(1) and pkg_info(1) will be picked up
giving possible empty or incorrect results for daily(5) and
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