[ITP-2] glib-2.4.2-1

Gerrit P. Haase gerrit@familiehaase.de
Wed Jun 16 08:49:00 GMT 2004

Frédéric schrieb:

> On Tue, 15 Jun 2004, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:

>> Dr. Volker Zell wrote:
>> | PS: By the way I vote for the /opt/gnome2 hirarchy for this package.
>> As I've stated already, this is also my opinion.
>> To make this easier for Gerrit to decide, I've written the attached
>> scripts which should be included in the glib2 package.  The scripts
>> glib2.sh and .csh are to be installed in /etc/profile.d and add
>> /opt/gnome2 to all path variables that I could think of.  The
>> postinstall.sh adds /opt/gnome2/share/aclocal to the aclocal dirlist,
>> for easier aclocal & autoreconf jobs.

> I insist it's a bad idea to not install in /usr something that 
> isn't only used by GNOME, doesn't depend on any GNOME 
> libraries, and will likely be used by the next Midnight 
> Commander (which is part of Cygwin) build. GLib is also used by 
> many other projects which aren't part of Cygwin, including 
> irssi, a CLI IRC client.

> I'd like to know why some people want it in /opt or whatever.

> Actually, GLib is like audiofile, libxml, libxslt, etc, which 
> are in /usr. I also think all Linux distributions install it in 
> /usr.

> IMO, /opt or whatever should only be used for real GNOME 
> packages.

> It's such things that makes some people think GLib is a GNOME 
> or graphical library and should be avoided at all.

I agree. There are some overlappings though.  But since there are
already some of the core libraries of the GNOME desktop in /usr we
should just stay with it.


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