Subject: Re: netscape (binary package)
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Jim Bernard <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/12/1999 06:59:01
On Mon, Jan 11, 1999 at 01:20:55PM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jan 1999 16:06:22 -0500 (EST) 
>  Todd Vierling <> wrote:
>  > So, to rehash and make one concede, the following could be done:
>  > 
>  > $PREFIX/lib/netscape    everything but NLS, XKeysymDB, and netscape binaries
>  >                         (this is $MOZILLA_HOME)
>  > 
>  > $PREFIX/libexec         where the netscape binaries go
>  > 
>  > $PREFIX/share/netscape  where the shareable stuff goes
> Sigh, whatever.  Put it all in $PREFIX/lib/netscape.  Don't break up the
> package into multiple directories.

  No, please don't; that pollutes lib even more than it already is, contrary
to hier(7).

  Why not accommodate large monolithic packages like this with a new
subdirectory, such as $PREFIX/packages?  It would *not* be intended for
everything, just for things that are typically distributed in binary
form by third parties and don't easily break up into the existing categories.