# To subscribers of the xforms list from Peter S Galbraith <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca> :
Steve Lamont wrote:
> Under the GNU/Linux and *BSD systems where XForms
> comes as a standard package, the /usr/X11R6/include/X11 or
> /usr/include/X11 paths might be preferred.
Debian GNU/Linux currently uses /usr/X11R6/include/X11
But I point you to Debian's current policy:
_Packages using the X Window System should abide by the FHS standard
whenever possible_; they should install binaries, libraries, manual
pages, and other files in FHS-mandated locations wherever possible.
This means that files must not be installed into `/usr/X11R6/bin/',
`/usr/X11R6/lib/', or `/usr/X11R6/man/' unless this is necessary for
the package to operate properly. Configuration files for window
managers and display managers should be placed in a subdirectory of
`/etc/X11/' corresponding to the package name due to these programs'
tight integration with the mechanisms of the X Window System.
Application-level programs should use the `/etc/' directory unless
otherwise mandated by policy. The installation of files into
subdirectories of `/usr/X11R6/include/X11/' and `/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/'
is permitted but discouraged; package maintainers should determine if
subdirectories of `/usr/lib/' and `/usr/share/' can be used instead
(symlinks from the X11R6 directories to FHS-compliant locations is
encouraged if the program is not easily configured to look elsewhere
for its files). Packages must not provide -- or install files into --
the directories `/usr/bin/X11/', `/usr/include/X11/', or
`/usr/lib/X11/'. Files within a package should, however, make
reference to these directories, rather than their X11R6-named
counterparts `/usr/X11R6/bin/', `/usr/X11R6/include/X11/', and
`/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/', if the resources being referred to have not
been moved to FHS-compliant locations.
Perhaps this issue should be considered closely prior to the Open
Source release, just to make sure it's right and doesn't need to
be changed later.
-- Peter Galbraith, research scientist <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca> Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada P.O. Box 1000, Mont-Joli Qc, G5H 3Z4 Canada. 418-775-0852 FAX: 775-0546 6623'rd GNU/Linux user at the Counter - http://counter.li.org/ _________________________________________________ To unsubscribe, send the message "unsubscribe" to email@example.com or see http://bob.usuhs.mil/mailserv/xforms.html XForms Home Page: http://world.std.com/~xforms List Archive: http://bob.usuhs.mil/mailserv/list-archives/
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