Re: /usr/local again
>>>>> "Junichi" == Junichi Uekawa <email@example.com> writes:
Junichi> On Sat, 12 Feb 2000 08:40:20 -0500 (EST), Steve Robbins
Junichi> <firstname.lastname@example.org> was crying out from
Junichi> somewhere about: Re: /usr/local again
steve> touch it. Ever.
steve> I think the Debian policy ought to be changed.
steve> In fact, the policy is a bit unclear or perhaps
steve> contradictory. Just above policy section quoted above, we
Junichi> I was reading the Debian Packaging manual because I want
Junichi> to become a maintainer, however, contrary to what I have
Junichi> always believed to be true, it stated somewhere that a
Junichi> program should create a directory inside /usr/local under
Junichi> its name.
As I have said before, I think it messes up programs like stow, where
/usr/local/lib (for instance) could be a symlink to stow/package/lib.
If a package was to create a directory, eg /usr/local/lib/abc, then it
would go in the wrong spot. I use stow to eliminate these types of
However some sort of list of standard directories for /usr/local word
be nice. Perhaps this could be placed in
/usr/share/doc/package/localdirs or something.
IMHO /usr/local is *my* directory, and Debian packages should just
leave it alone. If I want to create an absolute mess under /usr/local,
I would prefer it stay an absolute mess ;-).
Brian May <email@example.com>