Subject: Re: share vs. share/games (vs. /var/games)
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Miles Nordin <carton@Ivy.NET>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/09/2000 19:05:57
On Wed, 9 Feb 2000, David Brownlee wrote:

> 	Moving the games into $prefix/games would remove the conflict
> 	between omega and TeX :)

It would remove the conflict reported by the tools, but wouldn't it leave
behind a subtler problem?  A user would not be able to use both tools,
since putting $PREFIX/bin and $PREFIX/games in his or her PATH would
restore the namespace conflict.  Or am I misunderstanding what sort of
file ``omega'' is--i've never installed those packages.

I agree with others who have said that games are not less equal than other
programs and don't deserve this SysV-ish back-of-the-bus-with-you
segregation. The only way it's not annoying is for people who don't play
the games.  I confess I'm such a person, but if nobody plays the games and
thus nobody is annoyed by games/, why install the games at all?

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