Ubuntu vs. Debian packages

Miriam Ruiz little_miry at yahoo.es
Wed Mar 14 08:22:23 UTC 2012

--- El mar, 13/3/12, Emmanuel Kasper <emmanuel at libera.cc> escribió:

> > 1. rompath: is there any good reason to keep
> /usr/share/games/mame/roms
> > as a valid rompath entry? Nobody but the apt system
> should write into
> > system directories, and we don't expect roms to be
> packaged. Local
> > admins should put them in
> /usr/local/share/games/mame/roms instead, so I
> > think keeping the former entry is pointless.
> I agree with you here, I have just read
> http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-opersys.html#s9.1.2
> and IMHO
> it is fine and safe to do so.

Why can't roms be packaged? I mean, obviously not in Debian or Ubuntu official repositories, but what about private packages? I do that a lot, so I'd expect some people to not want to install roms directly but package them too, even for their private use. I know that's probably not the most general case, but I don't know why it shouldn't be supported.


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