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Re: docdir with "packages" directory

From: John Calcote
Subject: Re: docdir with "packages" directory
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 20:11:24 -0600
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On 7/10/2009 5:42 PM, Andrew W. Nosenko wrote:
On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 20:52, John Calcote<address@hidden>  wrote:
2) Is there any movement within the Automake community to move toward the
LSB directory structure as the default?

Excuse me, but why automake should prefer one of the many OS and,
therefore, one of the many FS layouts over other (except automake's
own POV) ?

Please understand, LSB-based FS layout is non-common (the same as LSB
itself) even in the Linux world.  Why do you expect that LSB will be
followed somewhere outside?  (Please, remember that Automake works in
more environments that just a Linux, even in all Linux flavors and
Hi Andrew,

Yes, you are correct. I have already answered previous responses to my original message. As it turns out, LSB doesn't even specify a particular docdir layout. The proper specification comes from the File System Hierarchy standard. FSH states that package directories go directly into /usr/share/doc, which is exactly as Automake does it.

My particular issue was specific to SuSE Linux - for some reason, they chose to place package directories within a "packages" directory beneath the proper docdir. I just didn't realize that this was specific to SuSE Linux. Live and learn.

Thanks for the feedback.


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