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From: Thomas Weidner <3.14159@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: any interest in removing /usr/qt and /usr/kde ?
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 23:07:14
Message-Id: cil3er$mrd$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] any interest in removing /usr/qt and /usr/kde ? by Luke-Jr
1 Luke-Jr wrote:
2 > IIRC, having /mnt as anything but an empty directory conflicts with
3 the FHS
4 > also. Gentoo uses /mnt as FHS's /media
5 /mnt : Mount point for a temporarily mounted filesystem
6 Purpose
8 This directory is provided so that the system administrator may
9 temporarily mount a filesystem as needed. The content of this directory
10 is a local issue and should not affect the manner in which any program
11 is run.
13 This directory must not be used by installation programs: a suitable
14 temporary directory not in use by the system must be used instead.
16 > On Sunday 19 September 2004 8:16 pm, Dan Armak wrote:
17 >
18 >>The FHS says about /usr: "Large software packages must not use a direct
19 >>subdirectory under the /usr hierarchy." I agree this rules out what we're
20 >>doing. The problem is, noone ever proposed a better (more FHS-compliant)
21 >>solution.
22 >
23 >
24 > So is XFree86/ in violation of this also?
26 FHS says about /usr/X11R6: ``An exception is made for the X Window
27 System because of considerable precedent and widely-accepted practice.''
28 So it's an exception, _not_ the rule. (pls don't start to ask if kde/qt
29 can also be an exception...not it can not imo)
32 --
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: any interest in removing /usr/qt and /usr/kde ? Luke-Jr <luke-jr@×××××××.org>