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Re: from / to /usr/: a summary


2012/1/5 Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org>:
> On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Romain Beauxis wrote:
>> I once proposed to push for a general policy regarding this symlink
>> trick for webapps and even to write a debhelper but it did not seem to
>> appeal to anyone. I am still convinced, though, that it should be
>> standard practice.
> In my opinion it is a pretty ugly hack that we should discourage where possible.

There is a trade-off to consider between patching every single webapp,
having no writable location at all and placing files where they belong
to. I consider that a good one (trade-off).

> The right way to do things is something like how things are done with
> django-based applications.

It would probably be more convincing if you'd take the time to explain
what is done there..


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