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Re: base directory spec



On Wednesday 04 December 2002 23:01, Mike Hearn wrote:
> I'm very sorry but it's late and I've just rebuilt the same tarball 14
> times, so i'm feeling a little weary and slow.
>
>         $DESKTOP_DIR defines the base directory relative to which
>         applications should install files. If $DESKTOP_DIR is not
>         defined a default value equal to /usr/share should be used.
>         Binary packages should ignore $DESKTOP_DIR and assume
>         /usr/share. Source tarballs using a "configure" script should
>         use the standard install locations for configure (--prefix,
>         --datadir, and so forth).
>
> Hmmm, if binary packages ignore it (why??) and source tarballs do their
> own thing relative to the prefix anyway, what is this variable for when
> installing things?

Yes, for the sake of clearity it is probably better to drop $DESKTOP_DIR 
completely and just replace it with /usr/share.

Cheers,
Waldo
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