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Re: Name clashes [Was: Intent to package: molecular biology programs

On 23-Sep-1998, John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.Arizona.EDU> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Sep 1998, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> bortzm>I'm sorry to insist but there was no opinion expressed on that point. Could I 
> bortzm>create /usr/lib/gensoft/bin and populate it with postinst scripts without 
> bortzm>violating the FSSTND, the law or the common sense?
> 	How about wrapper scripts in /usr/bin , and each package puts its
> stuff in /usr/lib/package .  Then put symlinks in /usr/lib/gensoft.  
> Maybe even make a package that has scripts to maintain links in
> /usr/lib/gensoft .  Other packages can registers themselves with gensoft
> by calling scripts from postinst.  This way the implementation can be
> changed by changing just the gensoft package.

I think this is an OK solution.  I think it is important that there
is one manager package (gensoft) that actually owns the directory
/usr/lib/gensoft.  The gensoft package has the job of making it easier
for users to add all those binaries to their path (and maybe other
things too eventually).

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safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.     - Benjamin Franklin

Tyson Dowd   <tyson@tyse.net>   http://tyse.net

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