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Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 16:03:04 -0400
From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
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To: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke AT gnu DOT org>, cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
Subject: Re: ITP: netpbm
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Charles Wilson wrote:
> Funny you should use 'X' as your variable.  Think /usr/X11R6/bin/...

So, I would like to see /usr/netpbm/bin.

> I agree, we shouldn't worry too much about keeping /bin "clean" --
> although distributions are moving towards putting stuff into /opt/pkg/*
> and making symlinks these days.

Symlinks are slow for Win32, avoid them.

> However, IMO netpbm, like XF86, is a special case -- how many other
> packages have 223 executable files and scripts?  ("KDE" doesn't count;
> the KDE environment consists of lots of different packages; netpbm is
> one integral unit (or at most 4).  And besides, doesn't KDE install into
> its own tree?)

As for the # of executables in the /bin directory, isn't there a limit
to the number of files and/or directory entries in any one directory on


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