[Fedora-packaging] Where to install examples to?
enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Fri Jul 8 08:58:46 UTC 2005
rc040203 at freenet.de (Ralf Corsepius) writes:
> I am observing packages in FE installing examples/demos to /usr/bin.
> Do people agree upon this to be good packaging practice or not?
> IMO, it is not, because
> * This gradually fills up /usr/bin.
> * Many such examples/demos are semi-functional or less and have never
> been designed to be used by the public.
* it may add additional dependencies; e.g. when haing a C project which
ships a perl script as demo, the entire package will require perl.
Packaging the demo into /usr/lib or as %doc will not help much as
rpm generates deps for all files (inclusive %doc) :( So a separate
subpackage will be the best solution.
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