[Fedora-packaging] Re: GNUstep filesystem layout discussion

Michel Salim michel.sylvan at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 21:39:37 UTC 2008

On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 10:17 AM, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net> wrote:

>> > unflattened != multiarch
>> > unflattened == choose libcombo at runtime
>> > flattened == choose libcombo at buildtime
>> Hm. We don't support mixing lesstif and openmotif either. Is libfoundation
>> incompatible with gnustep-base?
> While not an expert on gnustep, I think the differences are not just
> different implementations of the same API/ABI, I believe the libs are
> supposed to have different APIs. Many applications (all?) require
> specific libcombos to be built against.
>> Anyway, here's an idea:
>> Put binaries in unflattened %{_libdir}/GNUstep/* and symlink to /usr/bin.
> Binaries are probably not an issue, IMHO there are just some bugs in
> gnustep's implementation of the FHS (like /usr/bin/x86_64 subdirs,
> which we must truncate back).

- binaries can be flattened
- library structure can be simplified:
currently: %{_prefix}/lib/<arch>/linux-gnu/gnu-gnu-gnu
proposed: %{_libdir}/linux-gnu/gnu-gnu-gnu
(remove <arch> as we'll only ever deal with 32-bit/64-bit parallel
installs, and %{_libdir} handles this)

or perhaps even %{_libdir}/GNUstep/gnu-gnu-gnu?

If someone could point to a libFoundation set-up, we can see which of
linux-gnu and gnu-gnu-gnu can be done away with.

Michel Salim

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