Re: Directories named after packages
Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>