[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: Bricked a third time

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Tue Feb 13 17:38:50 EET 2007
Aniello Del Sorbo wrote:
> I mean, if my apps need to be called as "helloworld" and it looks at a 
> conf file called "helloword.conf", why I have to copy the executable in 
> /usr/bin and the conf file in /etc while I can just copy it to 
> /usr/local/bin (owned or writable by 'user) and the conf file in 
> /usr/local/etc  ? (just to give an example) and add /usr/local/bin to 
> the path?

Yes it was similar except /usr/local was /var/lib/install. And it was 
done in such way that no package could ever put file outside of 
/var/lib/install (the only way that gives you some additional security 
you probably want).

So you had 2 classes of packages (system ones in / and user ones in 
/var/lib/install) which made system more complex and prevented you from 
making 'system' packages i.e. ones which modifes or extends the system 
in interesting way.


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