FHS violations

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 20:11:22 UTC 2008


| Fedora follows the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard with regards to
| filesystem layout. The FHS defines where files should be placed on the
| system. Fedora packages should follow the FHS whenever possible. Any
| deviation from the FHS should be rationalized when the package is
| reviewed.
| There is one notable exception, libexecdir. 

Contrary to that, package "spu-binutils" creates directories


which is a violation of the FHS. And I've been told there are more
packages that do something similar.

I'd like to propose that above guideline is updated with a "MUST"
clause: The rationale for deviating from the FHS must be given in
a comment in the package .spec file.

Why is it not feasible to create an own tree like


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