[DRE-maint] Bug#448639: rubygems and FHS compliance in Debian and Ubuntu
tim at brooklynpenguin.com
Mon Aug 30 14:39:32 UTC 2010
On 08/26/2010 01:51 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:
> FHS defines the purpose of /usr/local as such:
> "The /usr/local hierarchy is for use by the system administrator when
> installing software locally. It needs to be safe from being overwritten
> when the system software is updated. It may be used for programs and
> data that are shareable amongst a group of hosts, but not found in /usr.
Let's say hypothetically that we change Debian's rubygems to use
/usr/local. Is it guaranteed that the rubygems will not touch
/usr/local when rubygems is upgraded? If not, then /usr/local would not
be "safe from being overwritten when the system software is updated."
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