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Re: FHS violations



On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 09:58:29PM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > Contrary to that, package "spu-binutils" creates directories
> > 
> >   /spu
> >   /usr/spu
> > 
> > which is a violation of the FHS. And I've been told there are more
> > packages that do something similar.
> 
> It's a cross-toolchain. Using a directory like this is the established
> practice for GNU cross-toolchains (and also used by some other
> cross-toolchains) and the consensus among Fedora packagers working on
> cross-compilation is that this is the way to go. Unfortunately, the
> guideline which was supposed to formally codify it never made it to an FPC
> vote because of process issues.

MinGW uses /usr/i686-pc-mingw32.  I don't really like it, but it's
what gcc wants to use, and everything depends on it.  We also formally
had the use of this path approved (just for mingw32-* packages) by FPC.

Rich.


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