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Re: Debian and SimplyGNUstep

From: Jeff Teunissen
Subject: Re: Debian and SimplyGNUstep
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2003 11:40:23 -0400

address@hidden wrote:

> Martin Herbert Dietze <address@hidden> wrote:


> : I second the OP's point. It should be possible to integrate
> : GNUstep more smoothly into an ordinary Unix directory tree.
> For this I would second the idea of making symlinks in '/' to
> appropriate places. Where there are directories already
> (like /usr/local/GNUSTEP for /Local) you can link to them, where there
> aren't, you/we can add this to GNUSTEP_ROOT, such that there is
> e.g. Net(work) within /usr/lib/GNUSTEP (for Debian) and so link
> /Net(worK) to that - apart from /System, where this applies naturally.

GNUSTEP_ROOT is going away.

I also am not sure whether or not automatically placing symlinks in / is
"legal" according to Policy -- in fact, I believe it is not.

> The /Net-hierachie is not superflous, by the way, but a blessing as
> soon as more than 'single machines' are involved (see above), but
> "clusters" of client machines. It would be the 'standard place' to add
> applications and libraries etc. to, which come from a central repository
> - without the need to add an 'unusual path'.
> /Local should be for that single machine you're working on, only.
> Why? Well maybe you have (just) one machine with a scanner: Why put the
> scanning application on every machine or the network-server? It just
> confuses people.
> Even the point with the .hidden-file having to reside in the '/'
> directory is not totally true.

Yes, it _is_ totally true. There is no single .hidden file; there is one for
each directory in which special pathnames should be hidden for non-"UNIX
Expert"s. /.hidden only hides paths in the root directory. For hidden files
to work properly, they basically have to be handled at the distribution


> The last point: Debian (and I'm just talking 'woody' here), in contrast
> to what another person posted previously,  has a very well developed
> concept to allow 'display managers' to enter window-sessions like 'kde',
> 'gnome' or 'wmaker' (well, the latter just parlty a session :-).

Let me say that I'm a Debian developer, and that as far as I know, I
basically drafted the first /etc/Xsession.d system in 1999, so I know how it
works. :)


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