[Exherbo-dev] [RFC] Unprefixed executables.

Bo Ørsted Andresen zlin at exherbo.org
Mon Apr 4 12:56:55 UTC 2016

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 03:47:47PM +0100, Wouter van Kesteren wrote:
[...]> If you people don't want it in /etc (which seems to be the general
> vibe) how about like /usr/share/exherbo/banned_by_package_manager/?
> (Quick though that popped in: then having /usr/share/exherbo/ maybe we
> can also make eclectic's alternatives system use
> /usr/share/exherbo/alternatives/? At least i get the feeling that the
> same arguments that go against /etc for this apply to the alternatives
> stuff in /etc too. We shouldn't overly focus on this but if we can
> potentially get a path for both that'd be a nice bonus?)
> >> 2. what will the implementation of the tiny ban scripts be?
> >
> > The implementation you're using in Gerrit (banned_by_package_manager)
> > seems fine to me.
> >
> >> 3. do we want some helper like dobanned and/or env like BANNEDDIR
> >> given by paludis and/or exlib?
> >
> > I question the usefulness of a dedicated helper for it, but having a
> > BANNEDDIR seems like a good idea. The helper just seems a little weird
> > to me since it could just as easily be done with a `herebin
> > ${BANNEDDIR}/gcc` invocation.

Adding to the bikeshedding, how about EXBANNEDDIR for the variable name and
/usr/share/exherbo/banned_by_eapi/ for the PATH ?

Bo Ørsted Andresen

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