Bug#367333: [Pkg-aide-maintainers] Bug#367333: aide: dotlockfile presence test incorrect

Bob Proulx bob at proulx.com
Mon May 15 08:43:54 UTC 2006

Marc Haber wrote:
> I'll probably remove the check since aide depends on liblockfile1 in
> these days, and thus dotlockfile is guaranteed to be present.
> Objections?

That would be fine.  Anything that simplifies the script is a good
thing in my mind.

> Yes, and it also says that using which is an acceptable alternative
> for scripts that don't run early in system startup.

In Debian use of 'which' is fine.  (On Debian 'which' is a shell
script with different behavior than traditional systems.  On other
systems 'which' is a csh script and has different behavior not
suitable to this task.  But on Debian it is fine.)

> I hate that idea. Huge complexity added.

I am okay with the use of 'which' to detect the command.  As it was I
was simply following the published guidelines.  Avoiding this entirely
and using the package dependency I like better.  But since the test
was there in the script I assumed that it was the maintainer's
preference to have a test there.


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