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Re: Directories named after packages

Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> For example, there has been a recent trend for FOO's documentation
> package FOO-doc to contain /usr/share/doc/FOO-doc/html/index.html (or
> whatever).  I think this is daft.  It should be in
> /usr/share/doc/FOO/html/index.html.  That way you can find the
> documentation for FOO in the filesystem without knowing whether the FOO
> package happens to have been split into FOO and FOO-doc, or for that
> matter libFOO8.9-dev, FOO-bin, etc. etc. etc.

See http://bugs.debian.org/106073 and the discussion there.  Wording
proposals very welcome.

> A footnote: I was in part prompted to write this email by
> /usr/lib/git-core, the directory that some git .debs expect you to put
> on your PATH if you prefer to have "git-WOMBAT" commands rather than
> just "git WOMBAT".

> But since git upstream think this directory should be called
> $(libexec)/git-core, it's very probably right to keep that name in
> Debian.  So that's not a good example after all.

In this case, upstream has deprecated the git-WOMBAT syntax as I
understand it, so you're sort of swimming upstream on that one.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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