[lsb-discuss] Installation directories

Donya Shirzad dshirzad at real.com
Sat Dec 16 13:28:11 PST 2006


Thanks Mats -

Just a quick clarification and I'll ask any further filesystem 
questions on the FHS mailing list.

At 6:44 AM -0800 12/16/06, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
<snip>
>  >3)  Are we allowed to create links from the binary in any of these
>>directories back to the standard path directories?  It seemed that
>>Section 4 of the lsb book said no.
>
>No.  The concept is to stay completely out of the "distro namespace",
>and there's not a lot of difference between installing a binary
>into /usr/bin and putting a symlink there.

What is the LSB suggestion for a command line user-installed package 
to get into the executable path?

Thanks,
- Donya

>
>FYI,
>the FHS has its own list, freestandards-fhs-discuss at sourceforge.net.




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