Re: x-game in /usr/X11R6 or in /usr/games?
On Tue, Nov 18, 1997 at 12:22:56PM -0500, Mark W. Eichin wrote:
> > I think that a seperate tree for games is a bit discrimating.
> Yep! :-) It's traditional, as well, mostly I suspect so that (for
> example) overenthusiastic admins could have a cron job chmod off
> access to /usr/games during business hours (always described as an
> alternative to not having them at all; usually leading to an "arms
> race" of personal copies, etc...)
Another field for little hacker to explore, ... :)
> Alternatively, it's a seperate directory that one can make sure is
> properly backed up (my SO would be annoyed if anything happenned to
> nethack on my systems here :-)
> It's worth checking what FSSTND/FHS have to say about /usr/games, if
> anything. Remember that /usr/X11R6/bin *itself* is discriminating --
> /usr/bin would do -- but that's another historical artifact...
Yep, but X11 is quite large, so I can get the point to have a seperate tree
(or seperate subtrees like /usr/include/X11). But it would perhaps be
cleaner to merge them all,...
> Anyway, assuming we're still supporting the use of /usr/games, I'd
> recommend putting scavenger there, assuming it is actually a game.
OK, I have no problems with that. Maybe we could have an official policy
decision about this, Christian?
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