ddd-3.3.8-1 packaging error

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Tue Jan 27 20:12:00 GMT 2004


On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 02:45:05PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 11:52:22AM -0500, Harold L Hunt II wrote:
>>Brian Ford wrote:
>>>This is just a note to Harold so he can correct this error for his next
>>>ddd release (whenever that is).  Ddd is an X11 app, so it should be
>>>rooted in /usr/X11R6 rather than /usr.
>>
>>I don't know if it is an error so much as something that I have been
>>struggling with.  There is a general consensus in the X community that
>>/usr/X11R6 needs to just go away.  I am trying to put as few new things
>>there as necessary (if a package can be used at all without X, then it
>>doesn't need to be there, IMHO).  Now, the real question is whether I
>>made a conscious decision to root the package in /usr versus just
>>forgetting to change it to /usr/X11R6?  I can't recall doing either of
>>these...  so I really can't say if I was being strong minded or
>>forgetful :)
>
>Just in case it matters: I might have been bothered by X stuff showing
>up in /usr/bin in the past (I can't remember but it sounds like
>something I'd be annoyed about) but this directory does seem to be
>deprecated.  So, there are no objections from my part on putting X stuff
>into /usr/bin.

"this directory" == "/usr/X11R6"

cgf



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