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Re: Bug#78254 acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#78254: xkb definition files should be locate on /usr subdirectory)



On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 06:39:50PM +0100, Zdenek Kabelac wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 04:46:58PM +0100, Zdenek Kabelac wrote:
> > > I would say that /etc/X11/xkb is not the best place for these files.
> > 
> > Upstream disagrees.
> > 
> 
> Hi
> 
> May I know who is the "Upstream" ??

The XFree86 Project, Inc. <http://www.xfree86.org/>

> As I really think /etc is for configuration files and the xkb files
> are not configuration files  (unless you think everyone should configure
> its own keyboard - but then again I think that's why xmodmap is here)

You're wrong.  xmodmap is an underpowered tool for sophisticated keyboard
needs.  People can and do modify xkb definition files, and in fact I think
I have one or two open bug reports from long ago, asking that they be
conffiles.

Please direct further argument upstream.  I'm shipping the files where the
default Makefiles place them.

-- 
G. Branden Robinson            |     It doesn't matter what you are doing,
Debian GNU/Linux               |     emacs is always overkill.
branden@deadbeast.net          |     -- Stephen J. Carpenter
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