'standard' commands

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Tue Jun 8 11:39:13 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 13:02:37 (CEST), 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
> path.

I agree with Maja here. The mentioned commands are standard utilities
that are expected to be around on the build machine.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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