Re: [RFC] Package build time config for installation directories.
On Sun, Nov 05, 2000 at 02:24:35PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Nov 2000, Ben Collins wrote:
> > 1) Non-FHS ports have problems concering the directories where things
> > get installed (they may not match linux directories). Darwin, FreeBSD,
> > Hurd and many others fall into this category.
> Could someone explain to me how a non-FHS 'Debian Port' is something we
> should even be thinking about doing? Is it really Debian anymore? It
> certianly isn't just a port..
> I wasn't aware the hurd Debian folks were actually going to do that within
FHS is mostly Linux biased. Hurd doesn't follow all of these conventions,
so there are some discrepancies (in glibc there are one or two, IIRC).
> > Problem created: These ports will probably never exist for Debian.
> > Porters will find it too difficult, or will come up with severely
> As I understand it we have to do it for ia64.. The ia64 box intel demo'd
> at OLS had a 64 bit userland and 32 bit libraries to support legacy apps,
> they were running a 32 bit acroreader for instance.
> Support for other OS's is a good reason I think, but then again - they are
Not neccessarily. Darwin is free, even if it has a proprietary system
built on top of it. But by far, a lot of the directories are different,
and some people want to install things in non-system directories (like
/usr/local) just to keep from crapping up the native system.
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