Bug#552584: file-in-usr-local /usr/local/etc
On Wednesday 28 October 2009, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
> 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.
Well, I think it's good to follow the FHS whenever possible, if only to
keep the installer environment recognizable for developers and users.
But if there are good reasons not to, then I agree violating it is not a
We do try to follow the FHS, although we're not as strict as we could be
in differentiating between (/usr)/(s)bin directories (as it makes zero
effective difference for D-I), and also between /usr/lib, /usr/share and
to a lesser extend /var.