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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Re: GNUstep filesystem layout discussion

On Sunday, 24 August 2008 at 02:26, Michel Salim wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 6:41 PM, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski
> <dominik greysector net> wrote:
> > On Sunday, 24 August 2008 at 00:20, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> >> Michel Salim <michel.sylvan <at> gmail.com> writes:
> >> > - FHS, flattened (like Debian). We would need to override GNUstep-make
> >> > to install under %{_libdir} rather than %{_prefix}/lib. It will
> >> > require a customized openapp to handle multilib systems
> >>
> >> I consider this to be the only way to really comply with the FHS as required by
> >> the Fedora Packaging Guidelines.
> >>
> >> And as Axel rightly pointed out, binaries do not belong to /usr/bin/GNUstep/:
> >> if they're intended to be run directly, they should be directly under /usr/bin,
> >> otherwise they should be under /usr/libexec/GNUstep.
> >
> > Sounds reasonable, +1.
> >
> So the consensus so far seems to be for using a flattened layout.
> Removing --disable-flattened from gnustep-make actually causes a much
> tighter adherence to the FHS, with %{_bindir} and %{_libdir} not
> containing any subdirectories.
> The one problem I foresee is that application bundles also contain
> data files. Putting them in %{_libdir}/GNUstep/Applications would mean
> that installing 32-bit and 64-bit versions of a bundle result in the
> data files being duplicated. This is probably acceptable, though.

If the data doesn't differ between 64bit and 32bit, it should be put
in /usr/share and symlinked where necessary.

> I've summarized the discussion on the Wiki:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/GNUstep
> Axel, what do you think? Seems like keeping the unflattened layout
> might be too much trouble; if we are already flattening /usr/bin and
> /usr/lib*, might as well stick with a flattened layout after all.

I'm not Axel, but I second this. ;)


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