[maemo-users] Installing apps when there's no installer

From: James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Date: Mon Oct 29 05:24:55 EET 2007
On Sunday 28 October 2007 05:52:24 Peter Flynn wrote:
> James Sparenberg wrote:
> [me]
> >> filetree: texmf
> >> default-install-location: /usr/share
> >> alternate-install-location: /usr/local/share
> >> alternate-install-location: /mnt/*
> >> alternate-install-location: /media/*
> >>
> >> (the * meaning "prompt user"). Purists will hate the idea of initiating
> >> a dialog during an install, but for applications which have a very large
> >> data footprint like TeX, I think it's justifiable.
> >
> > But allowing files all over the place violates the FHS.
> Sure...so do it with a soft link /media/whatever/texmf /usr/share/texmf
> It's not important *how* it's done, merely to provide for its doing.
> Otherwise it makes the package more hardware-dependent than it need be.
What makes the package HW dependent is the arch it's compiled for.  (unless 
it's a driver) Not the location of the install.  That's why the FHS.  all 
*nix's have nearly the same file structure.


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