Re: Question about enable-absolute-paths option

From: Guillermo <>
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2018 18:29:20 -0300

El dom., 2 sept. 2018 a las 13:48, Shengjing Zhu escribió:
> From your previous comment, s6 not only uses execline library, but
> also its binaries. Can I get a list of binaries that s6 will use? So I
> can only package these.

You don't need to do that. You *can* install the full set of execline
binaries in /usr/lib/execline using --enable-absolute-paths, (and you
should add --shebangdir=\$${prefix}/lib/execline too), just like in
your OP. Both s6 and s6-rc should work fine with it.

I think currently only fdmove, fdclose and execlineb are called by s6
binaries, but you should't rely on a list of execline binaries that s6
uses. This list can change from release to release as the author

> As a result, users won't get execline from Debian, but just s6 […]

Your setup sort of did this already. You can't easily write or use
execline scripts with it other than those generated automatically by packages like s6-rc. It is better than packaging half or
less of execline, or not packaging it at all, I suppose, but
relegating execline to being some kind of s6 backend, and not being
able to directly use it without some PATH management contortions
greatly diminishes the usefulness of such a Debian package, I think.

Received on Sun Sep 02 2018 - 21:29:20 UTC

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