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Package: gmt
Version: 4.1.2-1

Hello,

The executables are now installed in /usr/lib/gmt/bin. This directory is
not in a user's PATH. So, it simply and completely breaks old scripts.

One could argue that users now have to use "GMT command" instead of
"command", in this case, the answer is that if the binary files are
in /usr/bin, users CAN use either syntax, AND  it does not break years
of habits and old scripts.

Hope this makes sense

Regards,
Christophe Martin.



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I agree with Torsten that having 120 more binaries in /usr/bin which
pollute the global name space is not a good thing to do. Also upstream
already provides a GMT wrapper, and people could always manage
to add /usr/lib/gmt/bin to their own or global path to avoid breakages
of third-parties scripts (and that cannot be done viceversa if binaries
were placed into /usr/bin). 
Also I fixed GMT wrapper to apply that trick in place when calling  
and upstream recently fixed also examples scripts to work correctly
with binaries out of system PATH.

So I'm now closing this bug.

-- 
Francesco P. Lovergine


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