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Re: [Foo2zjs-maintainer] Bug#517957: foo2zjs: Some user data (firmware) goes in /usr ; should be /usr/local or /etc

block 517957 by 449497

Hi Daniel!

I cc:ed the d-devel mailing list to get a wider opinion.  Please keep at
least the BTS cc:ed.

On Tue, 03 Mar 2009 08:37:33 +0100, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> Firmware is looked for under /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware, but firmware
> is added on and therefore user data and really belongs in /etc or
> /usr/local

I would say that the proper location is /lib/firmware, but AFAIK the
latter is only for firmwares loaded by kernel drivers.  Am I correct?
If so, which folder should be used?

I do not like /etc or /usr/local because depending on the outcome of bug
#449497 [1], some firmwares could even be legally distributable, in
which case even the current location would be fine.  However, if there
is a "proper" one, I would prefer to use it ASAP.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/449497

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