[lsb-discuss] Installation directories
dshirzad at real.com
Sat Dec 16 15:12:18 PST 2006
At 5:01 PM -0500 12/16/06, Ian Murdock wrote:
>> >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.
>Hrm, we really need to provide *some* sort of guidance here.. Is this
>where we should point to xdg-utils (on the assumption that the main goal
>here is to make the software findable by the user, so a menu entry or
>desktop icon would suffice)?
Not all programs are meant to be run from an icon. RealPlayer would
be fine with just an icon, but I don't think that would solve
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