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The following passage was pointed out to me in the policy manual:

   Packages using the X Window System should abide by the FHS standard
   whenever possible; they should install binaries, libraries, manual
   pages, and other files in FHS-mandated locations wherever possible.
   This means that files must not be installed into /usr/X11R6/bin/,
   /usr/X11R6/lib/, or /usr/X11R6/man/ unless this is necessary for the
   package to operate properly.

This would appear to imply that the FHS practically demands that
packages not use /usr/X11R6. However, the copy of FHS 2.1 (also
included in the debian-policy package) states nothing of the sort. The
only mention it gives is that /usr/X11R6 is for the X Windowing system
and related files (which a very X-specific screensaver certainly could
be considered a "related file")

So, is this a vestige of an older FHS, a Debian desire misrepresenting
itself as an FHS requirement, or just a reading of the FHS that
imports a requirement which isn't there?

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