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Re: where do NEW packages go?

On Sun, May 19, 2002 at 11:43:25AM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Sat, May 18, 2002 at 09:48:07PM +0200, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> > to modify Debian to work with GNU (and the *BSD port), as the current
> > practices in Debian cannot be used in GNU/Hurd!
> Cannot, or just don't want to be?
> Why can't you follow FHS to the letter if you want to?

Why don't you CC to debian-hurd or CC him? Maybe he can defend his
opinion then.

There doesn't exist an OS specific annex for GNU in the FHS. Only for
GNU/Linux. It's going to be a problem to follow it then. It's not
allowed to add extra directories to / for example, but the system
would be unusable without /hurd. For *BSD, libexec is part of their
ABI as that's the directory of their loader.

The FHS says it's for "UNIX-like operating systems". GNU isn't
UNIX-like, you know what the acronym means. It's only POSIX
compatible. Other than that, the only OS specific annex is for
GNU/Linux. No BSD too. The FHS is just GNU/Linux, nothing more. Don't
force it onto other operating systems please.

Jeroen Dekkers
Jabber ID: jdekkers@jabber.org  IRC ID: jeroen@openprojects
GNU supporter - http://www.gnu.org

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