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On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 09:49:35PM -0500, Larry 'Daffy' Daffner wrote:
> 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?

Please see <bugs.debian.org/91260> before complaining further.

G. Branden Robinson             |
Debian GNU/Linux                |   The noble soul has reverence for itself.
branden@debian.org              |   -- Friedrich Nietzsche
http://www.debian.org/~branden/ |

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