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FS#30648 - [ack] why /usr/bin/vendor_perl/ack?

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Lyman Li (lyman) - Thursday, 12 July 2012, 06:04 GMT
Last edited by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Monday, 16 July 2012, 10:51 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Florian Pritz (bluewind)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No

Details

Description:
why the package ack placed binary ack in /usr/bin/vendor_perl? shouldn't it be /usr/bin/ack?

Additional info:
$ sudo pacman -Qi ack
Name : ack
Version : 1.96-1

Steps to reproduce:

$ pacman -Ql ack
ack /usr/
ack /usr/bin/
ack /usr/bin/vendor_perl/
ack /usr/bin/vendor_perl/ack
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Closed by  Florian Pritz (bluewind)
Monday, 16 July 2012, 10:51 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Comment by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Monday, 16 July 2012, 08:55 GMT
ack is a perl package and our perl packages (currently) use that directory for binaries.
Comment by Lyman Li (lyman) - Monday, 16 July 2012, 09:27 GMT
it is also a binary. so i guess maybe a symlink named /usr/bin/ack will do the trick?

and, if ack is also a package, shouldn't it be placed at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl? why /usr/bin/vendor_perl?
Comment by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Monday, 16 July 2012, 09:40 GMT
All your questions are answered here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Perl_Policy
Comment by Lyman Li (lyman) - Monday, 16 July 2012, 10:22 GMT
ic, thx!

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