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Re: Debian and SimplyGNUstep


From: Matthias Klose
Subject: Re: Debian and SimplyGNUstep
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2003 23:38:18 +0200

Eric Heintzmann writes:
> Vaisburd, Haim wrote:
> > Eric Heintzmann <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>It will be an empty package with a debconf entry which ask to users if
> >>they want symlinks to GNUstep Domains, and if yes, where to add these
> >>links ( for example: /, /GNUstep, /usr/GNUstep ... ).
> > 
> > 
> >>I m not sure that non LHS stuff can be accepted in debian...
> > 
> > 
> > What's the story and problem with /opt ?
> > 
> > I've thought it is allowed in Linux FHS and is good for packages that
> > do not fit into, let's say, standard separation of bin/lib/include.
> > GNUstep compiles by default into it (/opt/GNUstep).
> > It seems to me like a natural place for existing distributions.
> > What do you think?

"let's say" is a bit broad. The FHS defines this as "addon
packages". Debian decided not to ship anything in /opt. If you provide
packages/software, which are not distributed by Debian, then
/opt/GNUstep is a FHS-compliant location.

        Matthias




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