Andreas Rottmann wrote: >>However - some of these apps are useful in their own right (such as a >>data viewer or conversion tool). Is it ok to place a symlink from >>/usr/bin to /usr/share/libfoo-apps/bin so that users can invoke these >>apps directly? > I'd go for just putting them into /usr/bin (watch out for namespace > collisions/pollution, though) and not install the source at all. A > user needing the source could always 'apt-get source libfoo-apps'. Hmm. The mail was just about a month old yet unanswered, yes? Just to add another cent: While it is common practice to put binaries which are not needed to be invoked directly into /usr/lib/libfoo or /usr/lib/package, and it can be argued that examples may belong in this category, no answer to this question is complete without mentioning that arch-dependent files in /usr/share seems to be in conflict of FHS and thus in violation of debian policy. Cheers T.
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