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Re: /usr/share no longer deprecated?

Lars Wirzenius writes:
> David Engel:
> > FWIW, I'm starting to look at packaging glibc (aka libc6) and it wants
> > to put locale and timezone files in /usr/share also.
> Unless I've misunderstood, /usr/share is part of FSSTND 1.2 (the
> current one), but deprecated. In particular:
> 	One note: no program should ever reference anything
> 	in /usr/share.	For instance, a manual page program
> 	should never directly look in /usr/share/man/man1/ls.1,
> 	but it should refer to /usr/man/man1/ls.1 at all times.
> 	Anything in /usr/share will be "pointed to" by the
> 	use of symlinks from other areas in the filesystem,
> 	such as /usr/man, /usr/lib/<something>, etc.
> The next revision of the FSSTND (which will be called FHS) will
> have much better specifications for /usr/share. The FHS is not
> yet finished, but rumour has it that it should be done before
> we make the next freeze.
> Should we start adapting to the FHS now, or wait until it has
> been officially released? Daniel, are you reading this, and do
> you have an opinion?

I just double checked and glibc does support the appropriate configure
option to put the locale and timezone files in /usr/lib.

David Engel                        Optical Data Systems, Inc.
david@ods.com                      1001 E. Arapaho Road
(972) 234-6400                     Richardson, TX  75081

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