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Re: standard for executable files under /usr/share

On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 12:23:44PM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> It seems that many packages have binaries under /usr/share, here are a few 
> examples of regex's that match Debian-specific binaries under /usr/share:
> /usr/share/debiandoc-sgml/saspconvert
> /usr/share/lintian/.+
> /usr/share/kernel-package/.+
> /usr/share/bug/[^/]+
> /usr/share/console/getkmapchoice\.pl
> /usr/share/openoffice\.org-debian-files/install-hook
> /usr/share/dlint/digparse
> /usr/share/gimp/1.2/user_install
> The problem for me is that as part of my work maintaining Debian packages of 
> SE Linux policy I have to track all of these.
> The problem for SE Linux users is that there are undoubtably many I have not 
> discovered yet which will therefore have the wrong security type on a default 
> setup and not work.
> The problem for the people who maintain such packages is that some SE Linux 
> users may file bug reports against your package by mistake instead of 
> informing me.
> I suggest that we have a standard for names of such files.  Something like 
> /usr/share/package/bin/.+ would do well.  That will make things a lot easier 
> for SE Linux users (and users of other security systems).

Why not simply /usr/share/bin ?


Sven Luther

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