# To subscribers of the xforms list from "Rouben Rostamian" <firstname.lastname@example.org> :
A colleague who uses the Red Hat distribution of xforms on Linux
has brought the following to my attention. The header file forms.h
gets installed in /usr/X11R6/include/forms.h. This is by no means
a standard directory. In most distributions this directory contains
only sub-directories, such as X11/ and Xaw3d/, but no regular files.
Is there a reason for not putting forms.h in /usr/include, like
all other header files? If there is an agreement in this forum
about a proper installation location, then perhaps Dirk Koopman,
who builds the rpm according to the info below, can be requested
to reconsider the packaging.
-- Rouben Rostamian <email@example.com>
Below is the info regarding the xforms-devel package which I have installed on my home machine. This package is part of the contrib on the RedHat or Metalab site.
Hope this helps,
Name : xforms-devel Relocations: (not relocateable) Version : 0.88.1 Vendor: (none) Release : 1 Build Date: Thu 12 Mar 1998 06:51:33 PM EST Install date: (not installed) Build Host: dirk1.tobit.co.uk Group : Development/Libraries Source RPM: xforms-i386-0.88.1-1.src.rpm Size : 760984 License: No source; non-commercial use Packager : Dirk Koopman <firstname.lastname@example.org> URL : http://bragg.phys.uwm.edu/xforms Summary : Header files and libraries needed for development Description : Header files and libraries needed to develop applications for the XForms GUI toolkit. /usr/X11R6/include/forms.h /usr/X11R6/lib/libforms.a /usr/X11R6/lib/libforms.so
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