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

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 10:49:29AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
No part of a udeb ever ends up on the disk. Udebs only "life" in the
installer intrds and in the ramdisk set up by the initrd. I don't think
the FHS should apply to the ramdisk environment of the installer.


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