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Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 21:45:16 +0100
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>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

 Eli> The recent changes made it all but impossible to predict
 Eli> where a particular package will put its data files and
 Eli> subprograms, since it depends on what version of the
 Eli> standards the package maintainer succeeded to pick up.
 Eli> That's BAD, IMHO.

Exactly which changes are you talking about?  As far as I can
tell, the default values of $(datadir) and $(libexecdir) have
not changed, so packages are still installing their files in the
same place, and installers can still relocate these with
--datadir and --libexecdir as they always did.

The changes we are discussing presently attempt to promote some
sane uses of subdirectories in these two directories.  I can't
see how making such suggestions will make it harder to predict
where data files and subprograms end up.
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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