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Re: mh-e for emacs-snapshot and icon images directory

Peter S Galbraith <p.galbraith@globetrotter.net> wrote:

> (It seemed silly to add a "lisp" directory unless other packages start
> doing so as well, so I kept the old directory.)

    [wohler@olgas:554]$ ls /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/gnus
    aclocal.m4  config.status*  configure*  configure.in  lisp/

Romain Francoise <rfrancoise@debian.org> wrote:

> Bill Wohler <wohler@newt.com> writes:
> > Just out of curiosity, what's the difference between /usr/share/icons
> > and /usr/share/pixmaps? I couldn't find anything in either the FHS or
> > Debian policy docs.
> /usr/share/pixmaps is the traditional location, /usr/share/icons is a
> new fd.o-mandated directory so some GNOME stuff uses it... see
>     <URL: http://standards.freedesktop.org/icon-theme-spec/latest/>

Oh, so then shouldn't Peter be linking to /usr/share/icons instead? ;-)

> > Please see
> >   http://savannah.gnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/emacs/emacs/etc/images/
> > for the current image structure in Emacs itself.
> I'm aware of it, I fixed make-dist after you moved the images there,
> remember? :-)

Heh, heh, that's right ;-).

> > In summary, etc/images/mh-e is inconsistent with CVS Emacs and with the
> > Gnus Debian package. The rationale for it is based upon a concern that
> > no longer exists with current Emacs policy.
> Perhaps you're right, I'm not sure if gnus installs its images there to
> follow the Emacs layout, or to avoid cluttering a shared directory.  My
> gut feeling is that installing loads of images from different Debian
> packages under /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/etc/images isn't very clean.
> You obviously feel very strongly about this issue, and I don't think
> it's vitally important anyway.  Do as you please.

Thanks. As Peter might suspect, I would accept any final decision on
Debian from you folks since you know best. I'm sorry if my language
wasn't clear to that point. I just wanted to make sure you were aware of
some very recent developments since they might affect your thought
process and point out what looked like inconsistencies to me.

Bill Wohler <wohler@newt.com>  http://www.newt.com/wohler/  GnuPG ID:610BD9AD
Maintainer of comp.mail.mh FAQ and MH-E. Vote Libertarian!
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