On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 8:49 PM, A. Wilcox <awilfox(a)adelielinux.org> wrote:
At least main/i3lock and main/libvpx (and likely more) in Alpine
aports.git depend on `which`. This is provided by BusyBox on Alpine
systems, but is not provided in adelie-base because it is not POSIX and
is mostly useless bloat.
BusyBox does not generate cmd: providers on Alpine. I believe we
should use an explicit provider (like /bin/which) instead of a magic
I am, however, considering adding cmd:which as a dependency for
build-tools. I'd like to set debianutils-which as the primary provider
since their utility is light (just a wrapper for POSIX command(1))
compared to the full-blown which (~ 100 KB).
The only alternative that I can think of is maintaining i3lock and
libvpx in user or system and adding cmd:which to their makedepends. I
am open to further alternatives.
Would the /bin/which concept be okay?