>>"Marcelo" == Marcelo E Magallon <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Marcelo> Ok, it doesn't forbid, but it doesn't specify either.
Yes, but the FHS does. And since this does not contravene
anything in the FSSTND, we are not violating policy. Also, I think we
agreed not to put files directly under /usr/share, so we have kind of
given our blessing to /usr/share.
Marcelo> And yes, I know we are moving to FHS, but before moving
Marcelo> towards it, we must change policy.
Indeed. However, as this does not contravene the FSSTND, I am
inclined not to come down like a ton of bricks on the packages that
already use /use/share/
Marcelo> Ian (I think) said one of the goals for slink would be not
Marcelo> to repeat what happened with hamm, that is, packages from
Marcelo> hamm can't be installed on bo without heavy upgrading, if at
Is that not because f glibc2 issues? Putting package internal
files in /usr/share does not in any way make hamm and slink
Marcelo> Packages from slink should be installable on hamm.
What instances of such incompatibility are you seeing?
Marcelo> Cluttering /usr/share/ with loads of $package directories is
Marcelo> not a really good idea.
Reasons, please. especially reasons with the long term use of
/usr/share in mind.
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