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Guix, ispell.el and FHS

From: André A . Gomes
Subject: Guix, ispell.el and FHS
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:19:55 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi Guix,

I'm relatively new to the GNU/Linux world, so I apologise for any silliness.

I was looking ispell.el and saw:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(defcustom ispell-look-command
  (cond ((file-exists-p "/bin/look") "/bin/look")
        ((file-exists-p "/usr/local/bin/look") "/usr/local/bin/look")
        ((file-exists-p "/usr/bin/look") "/usr/bin/look")
        (t "look"))
  "Name of the look command for search processes.
This must be an absolute file name."
  :type 'file
  :group 'ispell)
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

That's the usual path for most GNU/Linus distro (FHS compliant).  But
for Guix System users it lives at /run/current-system/profile/bin/look.

It's obvious I can set the variable properly myself.

My question is: what should be done in such cases?  I can think of the

- Patch the Guix package
- Patch the program itself
- Nothing (apart from setting things myself)

Thank you.

André A. Gomes
"Free Thought, Free World"

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