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Re: /usr/local again

Brian May (bam@debian.org) wrote:
> 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 ;-).

agreed. the problem is /usr is meant to work read-only except for /usr/local
and packages do need a place to look for local stuff. this means we can't
just use /usr/share/doc/foo/bar. besides, the stuff you'd find in site/lisp
isn't really documentation.

perhaps the solution is to create another non-read-only directory under
/usr. i reccomend /usr/site. this would allow for /usr/site/package/blah and
so on. package's should not expect|read|write to|from /usr/local at all.
/usr/site would be more regulated. we could put down rules there.


(jacob kuntz)                    jpk@cape.com jake@{megabite,underworld}.net
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