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Bug#175353: marked as done (general: *-pic packages violate FHS)

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Package: general
Version: N/A; reported 2003-01-04
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 10.1.1

Hash: SHA1

mklibs expects _pic.map files to be stored in /usr/lib alongside the
library. These files appear to be architecture independent, and are
plain text (indeed, they are build scripts for the GNU linker). 

/lib is allowed to contain:
	o object files,
	o libraries,
	o internal binaries that are not intended to be executed directly by users or shell scripts.
	o subdirectories with architecture-dependent data exclusively used an application

The correct place for these files is /usr/share or /usr/src:
		"The /usr/share hierarchy is for all read-only architecture
		 independent data files."
		"Any non-local source code should be placed in this

I'd suggest /usr/share as best; while they are source code, they're
pretty small snippets of it. I suggest putting them all in a common
directory like "/usr/share/mklibs", "/usr/share/ldmaps",
"/usr/share/picmap", etc.

mklibs would, of course, need to be modified to look in the new

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Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 08:19:41 -0400
Subject: Re: Bug#175353: Many are architecture independent
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On Friday, May 16, 2003, at 03:38 AM, Matthias Klose wrote:

> Please can you close this report?

OK; I'll accept that it's just a coincidence that some packages have 
this file the same on all architectures, and close this bug.

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