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Re: Use stricter PATH during build

On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 01:58:02 +0100
Joerg Sonnenberger <> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 06:56:04PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> > If there isn't consensus to just add it (if it breaks a lot of packages,
> > seems premature), how about committing it but defaulting to off, with
> Let me put it differently. A while ago I started to fix build breakage
> when PATH doesn't contain PREFIX/bin. I gave up fighting the windmills
> after a while. This will give even worse fallout. Who will fix that?

I never have ${PREFIX}/bin in ${PATH} when I build packages,
and I seldom encounter breakage. Removing ${PREFIX}/bin from ${PATH}
in sounds sane to me. Removing the standard search path
might be pushing it, though.

> The real issue is that this is very like to just disable features
> silently.

We already have the opposite, worse problem with packages that
silently enable features based on what happens to be available in
${PREFIX}/bin. Python software is especially good at this :-(


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