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Re: Sharing a subdirectory of /usr/share between multiple packages ?


On Tue, 2007-05-08 at 09:08 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> It would make a lot of sense to have them in the same directory, so that
> the sysadmin can dedicate a partition to this heavy data. We are
> thinking about something like /usr/share/biodata for instance. In
> the case the wrappers would directly install data and not generate
> ad-hoc packages, maybe something in the /var hierachy would be more
> appropriate. But there is no /var/share... Also I am a bit unsure if the
> local sysadmin would be allowed to write in...
> Was there already a similar situation in Debian? What was the solution
> chosen?

typically /usr/share/foo is for read-only pre-packaged data, so i would
say /var/lib/foo (or maybe /var/cache/foo) makes more sense.  for admins
who would prefer otherwise you could put the location in a config file i


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