[Fedora-packaging] Where to install examples to?
rc040203 at freenet.de
Sun Jul 10 12:01:01 UTC 2005
On Fri, 2005-07-08 at 18:04 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Fri, 08 Jul 2005 09:38:17 +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?
> Certainly _not_ /usr/share, as that one is for architecture-independent
Right, this wouldn't be an appropriate place for binaries, but it would
be for "examples/demos" provided as source code.
> * use a separate -demos package for them
> * include them in -devel package as source, so developers can
> build them and examine them
> * don't package them if they are not built by default and
> depending on what kind of demos/example they are
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