Subject: Re: packaging software that installs "per-user"
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/28/2001 13:04:29
From: David Brownlee <>
Subject: Re: packaging software that installs "per-user"
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 16:45:22 +0100 (BST)

> 	I would take a lead from packages such as gimp which at runtime
> 	install files as needed. 

Thanks!  I'll have a look.

>       You'll probably need to modify the
> 	package to install the default set of files under
> 	/usr/pkg/share/pkgname/.. or similar (assuming they are arch
> 	independent) and maybe add a shell wrapper to automatically
> 	copy across into the current user's homedir if needed...

I think there will be arch-dependent files -- any suggestions where to
put such files?  I looked in hier(7), but didn't manage to convince
myself of a suitable answer.