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Re: docdir with "packages" directory

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: docdir with "packages" directory
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 20:41:27 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-15)

Hi John,

in addition to what Russ wrote:

* John Calcote wrote on Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 07:52:39PM CEST:
> 1) Why the controversy?

I wasn't aware of any distro using *packages*.  Surely Debian, its
derivatives like Ubuntu, and RHEL 4 don't use it.

> 2) Is there any movement within the Automake community to move
> toward the LSB directory structure as the default?

Automake just follows what the GNU Coding Standards says for matters
like this.  It's the entity that should be changed, for Automake to
change.  So you should involve the bug-standards list in this is,
and otherwise this is mostly an Autoconf issue, too, rather than an
Automake one (but that's a minor detail).

However, so far I don't see a compelling reason for this.  If only some
distros use this, then using configure command line arguments (or a file) is enough to mandate local policy.


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