Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: Settle for /usr symlink (!)]
Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
>> This means that any Debian package which can't cope with having
>> /usr a symlink to / breaks policy and needs to be corrected, so
>> I guess I have already answered one of my previous questions
>> to Marcus.
>Mmmmh. Reading a standard, I can't find this. Why does it "breaks policy"?
>The standard says nothing about /bin and /usr/bin carrying the same file,
>(or the same for /lib). This seems to be unspecified.
>From memory, the Debian policy requires programs to adhere to the
FSSTND - hence if a program won't work with FSSTND, it also breaks
Debian policy. Please correct me if I am wrong though.
Of course, it is open to debate exactly what they meant when they
wrote the FSSTND...
Brian May <email@example.com>