dr at jones.dk
Tue Jun 8 11:27:29 UTC 2010
On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 06:02:37PM +0700, Maia Kozheva wrote:
>08.06.2010 17:51, Jaromír Mikeš wrote:
>>What is the best way to refer to 'standard' commands
>>such as rm, cp, ln, install, ldconfig, etc. etc., in
>>particular within an 'install' target ?
>>1. Use the full pathname (which seems to be distro-
>> dependent), or
>>2. Assume they are in the user's or the packaging
>> toolset's path, or
>>3. Use Makefile macros for all of them ?
>Just my unofficial opinion: I think the ones you listed can be safely
>assumed to be on $PATH, and thus there is no need to write the full
Either 2) or 3).
Indeed you can safely assume that all common commands are on $PATH. I
believe this is governed by the File Hierarchy Standard (FHS) which
Debian and most distros obey.
The benefit of 3) is that you then make it easy for your
user/distributor to override at build time with their own weird commands
Hope that helps.
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