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Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 00:30:37 +0100
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>>> "Karl" == Karl Berry <address@hidden> writes:


 Karl> @item datadir
 Karl> The directory for installing idiosyncratic read-only
 Karl> architecture-independent data files for this program.  This is usually
 Karl> the same place as @samp{datarootdir}, but we use the two separate
 Karl> variables so that you can move these idiosyncratic files without
 Karl> altering the location for Info files, man pages, etc.

 Karl> The default definition of @samp{datadir} should be
 Karl> @file{$(datarootdir)}.  (If you are using Autoconf, write it as
 Karl> @samp{@@datadir@@}.)

May simply append something along these lines:

  The definition of @samp{datadir} is the same for all packages,
  so you should install your data in a subdirectory thereof.
  Most packages install their data under

Similar wording should also be appended to libexecdir.
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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