Re: (REPOST) user-specific package configuration information
On Wed, 04 July 2001, venom@DarkStar.sns.it wrote:
> Anyway, you will EVEN have to deal with traditional Unix
> Application, and the tradizional way they do things.
Only if the traditional Unix application is distributed
in a LSB compliant package and then only if the maintainer
and packager chooses to modify the application to follow
the new recommendation for user-specific configuration
information (a recommendation is not mandatory).
The decision of whether to deal with this will be done
on a case-by-case basis by the package maintainer.
> So I am not thinking new applications are going to replace
> so easily the good working traditional ones.
Not, in anyway, part of the proposal.
> Which kind of alternatives are you thinking to?
There are a few possibilities for new applications (linking,
shared directory), but in general the proposal provides that:
(1) backward compatibility is maintained.
(2) developer can continue to use the status quo.
This is guaranteed because the proposed scheme is optional.
Best Regards, Keith Adamson
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