[Fedora-packaging] Where to install examples to?

Enrico Scholz 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.

ACK; additionally:

* 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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