Re: Bug#522217: debian-policy: Drop requirement to pre-depend on x11-common
* Russ Allbery <email@example.com> [090620 23:55]:
> Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Fri, 19 Jun 2009, Russ Allbery wrote:
> >> + Configuration files for window managers and display managers
> >> + should be placed in a subdirectory of <file>/etc/X11/</file>
> >> + corresponding to the package name due to these programs' tight
> >> + integration with the mechanisms of the X Window System.
> > I'm not sure we need that. awesome (the wm) for instance has config files
> > in /etc/xdg/awesome and I don't see why it should be moved to /etc/X11.
> I'm not sure either. This was already in Policy prior to this round of
> changes, of course, but maybe since we're revising this section anyway,
> this is the time to remove it. To remove it, I'd drop the should and
> turn it into something that we permit, like:
> Configuration files for window managers and display managers
> may be placed in a subdirectory of <file>/etc/X11/</file>
> corresponding to the package name. Other X Window System
> applications should use the <file>/etc/</file> directory for
> configuration files unless otherwise mandated by policy
> (such as for <ref id="appdefaults">).
How about other things tightly integrated to some part of the X window
system. There aren't that many Xt applications, but they use files in
/etc/X11/app-defaults/ to configure at least the interface, so this
should still be allowed.
I also think "window managers and display managers" is too strict. I
think it should rather be something that is not primary an single
application that happens to use X but everything that extends X in some
way (for example X Input Methods, or for example my package choosewm).
Bernhard R. Link