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[sr #110212] Transform pkgdatadir using program-prefix and -suffix

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: [sr #110212] Transform pkgdatadir using program-prefix and -suffix
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:58:57 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #3, sr #110212 (project autoconf):

> Such a change first needs to be incorporated into the GNU Coding Standards.

Does it?  The relevant paragraph (from the July 1, 2021 version), says:

> The definition of ‘datadir’ is the same for all packages, so you should
install your data in a subdirectory thereof. Most packages install their data
under $(datadir)/package-name/.

To me, "Most packages install..." reads more like a recommendation than a firm
requirement -- and at that, an even weaker recommendation than the "should
install" in the first sentence.

Under that reading, modifying the ${datadir} subdirectory's name would _not_
be a violation of the standard as it's currently written.


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