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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Who should own a directory that is used by many packages?
  • From: Suman Manjunath <msuman@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 19:53:15 +0530
  • Message-id: <1233238995.3280.5.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Thu, 2009-01-29 at 13:14 +0100, Marcus Meissner wrote:
The thing is that the first one is "owned" by libgnome and the second
one is owned by gtk-doc. However, now, many packages don't need libgnome
and still put files in /usr/share/gnome/help and it's bad to require the
gtk-doc package at runtime only to have /usr/share/gtk-doc existing.

AFAIK, you don't need gtk-doc at runtime only to have /usr/share/gtk-doc
existing. If a package has under /usr/share/gtk-doc/ , that
package would create /usr/share/gtk-doc/ if it didn't already exist.

Easy, a directory can be owned by multiple packages. Just files cannot..

True. But is this advised? Personally, I think multiple packages owning
the same directory is not good. :-)


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