Standardizing various games packaging things across distros
On Mon, 09 May 2011 09:01:33 +0200
Hans de Goede <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
for added cc goodness i've added fhs-discuss to the cc list for this
> On 05/09/2011 02:08 AM, Richard Hartmann wrote:
> > FYI, it seems extremely likely that any and all games directories
> > will be deprecated in the new release of the FHS. In case you
> > _disagree_, it's time to hit the FHS mailing list.
> Interesting, what is to happen with /var/games ?
The latest suggestion on list was to leave directories in place marked
So far i've got a patch to remove them, and i'll put one together
marking them deprecated and referring to /var/lib/games (and friends).
If we go with the 'mark deprecated' approach everything can still keep
behaving the way it was, and migrate over as they see fit.
> And what do we want to happen with /var/games ?
> Also wrt /var/games, from my pov it is not worth the effort to
> mv highscore files for existing games from there to
> /var/lib/games (or the other way around). This will require
> always fragile pre/post install scripts for very little gain,
> so my proposal is to leave the location of global highscore
> files unchanged for existing packages.
Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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