Re: Conflict/dependency granularity
Richard Kettlewell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> The FSSTND says, among other things:
> Locally installed software should be placed within /usr/local rather
> than /usr unless it is being installed to replace or upgrade
> software in /usr.
It's be splitting semantic hairs, but the argument could be made that
the operator might become dissatisfied with a debian-provided binary
for some reason or another and decide to replace it with locally-installed
software. This would seem to be permissable under the passage quoted
above. We'd silently overwrite his locally-installed software at the
next upgrade of the package containing the files he'd replaced.
As someone else said -- gotta draw the line somewhere. We just need to
decide where to draw the line, draw it, and let interested parties know
where the line is.