[Fedora-packaging] Re: Proposal to disallow %config* under /usr

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Mon Mar 5 11:58:51 UTC 2007

On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 12:19:32PM +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:
> there seems to be confusion on f-m about whether %config* files ahve a
> place in /usr or not. I think it is quite evident that FHS and
> stateless goals rather forbid any %config bits under /usr and wouldn't
> really need any explicit mentioning.
> But as this created a lengthy thread being refueled every now and
> then, and the same may happen in the future again, maybe that's worth
> a clarification in the guideline?
> /me hopes that the FPC will simply vote on that w/o creating another
> lengthy thread.

Just to throw something in to vote upon:

| Proposal: Append to the section "Configuration files"
| Don't use %config or %config(noreplace) under /usr. /usr is deemed
| to not contain configuration files in Fedora. If your package needs
| a config file under /usr for upstream reasons try for example to
| move it to under /etc and place a symlink to it.

Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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