[Fedora-packaging] Where to install examples to?

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Fri Jul 8 13:57:32 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-08 at 09:38 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> I'd recommend to install examples/demos to either
> /usr/lib/<package>/
> or even to 
> /usr/share/doc/<package>
> Opinions, comments?

I'm in agreement - though some demos/examples actually are functional,
if they are only intended to be demos/examples they should (imho) be
in /usr/share/doc/

That's traditionally where I have found them (IE gst-python demos - some
of which are useful as stand alone)

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