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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