Menu-spec update (Was: [Patch] Update 'How to' to clarify computation of datadir)

Waldo Bastian bastian at
Wed Mar 22 08:11:49 EET 2006

On Tuesday 21 March 2006 12:19, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Mar 2006, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> > Shouldn't this just match the Menu Spec's File locations section [1],
> > which describes where these files go? Or should we just clarify datadir
> > to mean $prefix/share and sysconfdir to mean $prefix/etc, or /etc when
> > $prefix is /usr? Should this all be done in a spec outside the Menu
> > Spec? Don't "we" already do this outside the Menu Spec, in the Linux
> > Standards Base Filesystem Hierarchy Standard document?
> This should be allowed to be customized.

In what way? Why?

> I don't like having to patch ROX, GTK and other software for things like:

This is not about  where to find files (all the directories to search) but 
where to install them (in which single directory). This doesn't affect ROX or 

Linux Client Architect - Channel Platform Solutions Group - Intel Corporation
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