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Re: /usr/local again

>>>>> "Santiago" == Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es> writes:

    Santiago> It is supposed to create those directories if it can.
    Santiago> It is supposed not to fail if for whatever reason it
    Santiago> can't (like it happened in your case).

Is it possible to force packages *not* to create directories under
/usr/local? Having packages create directories under /usr/local really
screws up the operations on programs like stow, as the package may not
realize it is putting the directory in the wrong spot (as far as the
system administrator is concerned). I can give examples on request.

IMHO, /usr/local should be for local system administrator use, and no
package should ever touch it (although setting up default search paths
to include /usr/local is probably a good idea).
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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