Bug 66546 - built-in script should be removed
built-in script should be removed
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: epic (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2002-06-11 20:08 EDT by A. Campling
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-11 20:10:40 EDT
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Description A. Campling 2002-06-11 20:08:17 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.1 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020417

Description of problem:
the current packages for EPIC come with scripts built into the binary and source
RPM distributions.  The original EPIC packages at epicsol.org don't have the
spitfire script built in... the redhat packages should not, either.  Installed
systemwide, users have a hard time bypassing the "built-in" scripts.  If users
wanted built-in scripts, they'd use BitchX.  EPIC should be distributed without
more than the default scripts, and users/admins can install any additional
scripts they want on their own.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -i epic-1.0.1-4.i386.rpm
2. ls /usr/share/epic/script/sf*

Actual Results:  additional scripts "built-in"

Expected Results:  additional scripts should not be "built-in"

Additional info:

this is with all EPIC rpm packages I've looked at, not just 1.0.1-4, just that
this is the one I'm trying to use and having trouble with (i.e. the 1.0.1-7
release in the rawhide tree should probably be repaired, too).
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-12 14:50:27 EDT
The script is just included as a convenience and isn't turned on by default. 
This is perfectly reasonable.  If you're wanting to use a newer version,
anything in ~/.epic will get loaded before the ones in the global scripts dir.

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