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

Karol Pietrzak kap4020 at
Wed Mar 22 15:36:24 EET 2006

On Wednesday 22 March 2006 06:44, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis) wrote:
> If XDG_*_DIRS isn't set you most likely end up using /usr/local/share by
> default (when using the first writeable directory), which seems more sane
> than /usr/share as it avoids conflicts with files from the the distributor.

Yes, I agree with you completely.  The FHS says that third-party software 
should not installed in /usr as it could be overwritten by the 
system.  /usr/local/share is a better installation prefix for that reason.

Karl Pietrzak
kap4020 at
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