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Bug#552584: file-in-usr-local /usr/local/etc

On Wed, Oct 28 2009, Frans Pop wrote:

> On Tuesday 27 October 2009, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> Justification: The package installs a file in /usr/local/... which is
>> not allowed.
> As this is a udeb I think this can be ignored.

        I don't think so.  A udeb can usually ignore bits about policy
 that talk about packaging details. However, when it comes to stuff on
 the disk that is going to outlast the installation, this is another
 matter altogether: Nothing in Debian should be in violation of the FHS,
 whether it is a regular package, or t is a part of the install.

        So not  violating the FHS should still be a goal for udebs.

> The reason for adding a symlink /usr/local/etc/ -> /etc/ can be found in 
> this mail: http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2005/10/msg00111.html.
> I.e, it avoids noise that may confuse users.

        I don't see anything in that email tht details why /usr/loca/etc
 is needed. perhaps I am being dense and I missed it. Can you elaborate?

This system will self-destruct in five minutes.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>  
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