[Fedora-packaging] Re: one more draft

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Wed Mar 26 05:45:37 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 25 March 2008, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 05:23:00PM +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > On Monday 24 March 2008, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > > Whatever the hardwired defaults at compile time the
> > > /etc/sysconfig/vdr takes precedence. So the package's scripts can
> > > easily autoadjust to whatever situation.
> >
> > Good to hear you know better; I expect to see code to back that up if the
> > draft passes with a mandate to change the dirs :)
> Sure, that's what the FPC's jobs is: to go hunt all packages and fix
> them. Good that I'm not a member anymore ;) 

Eh.  The FPC has not been claiming that this would be easy, you are.

> Of course, the more serious answer is that this is the packager's job.

Well, I say it's not feasible in the case of vdr, and that's not something I 
can prove; spending time on it and not coming up with a feasible solution is 
not a proof it can't be done, it's just silly waste of my time.  On the other 
hand, you are parroting it's easy, and if it is, it should be easy for you to 
prove as well.

> > We already do some things "wrong" wrt the FHS, for example
> > /etc/rc.d/init.d and /usr/libexec.
> So that justifies breaking even more?

Did you read the mail you're replying to?  From the same paragraph as my 
sentence above: "Right, this is not a reason to allow more wrongdoings 

> > Similar things could be said about /var/lib/vdr or /var/spool/vdr.
> No, the (limited) freedom of choice in the layout to the user/admin is
> solely under /srv (and /opt, /usr/local).

Please cite or provide exact pointers to where this is documented.

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