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Re: [bam@snoopy.apana.org.au: 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 <bam@snoopy.apana.org.au>

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