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Bernard Cafarelli 04-21-2011 08:41 AM

RFC: gnustep layout change news item
 
Upstream has changed the default layout for gnustep applications:
standard FHS layout is now recommended (as opposed to our
current prefix /usr/GNUstep).

Switching to this layout has some advantages for us: staying close to
upstream, standard paths, gnustep apps running fine without too many
environment variables, ... However it does imply remerging all
installed gnustep packages, hence this news item as an early warning to
users.

I plan to commit it on 2011-04-26, and drop the package.mask for the
corresponding ~arch packages a few days later

Comments and reviews welcome!
--
Bernard Cafarelli (Voyageur)
Gentoo developer (NX, GNUstep, net-misc, ...)
Title: GNUstep packages new layout
Author: Bernard Cafarelli <voyageur@gentoo.org>
Content-Type: text/plain
Posted: 2011-04-26
Revision: 1
News-Item-Format: 1.0
Display-If-Installed: <gnustep-base/gnustep-make-2.6.0

Traditionally, GNUstep used its own filesystem layout, installing
everything under /usr/GNUstep. Starting with gnustep-make-2.6.0, the
default filesystem layout has changed and is now the 'fhs' layout,
installing files in standard Unix directories.

Following upstream's change, GNUstep packages in Gentoo will now
also use the new default layout. Your system will switch to it
after updating gnustep-base/gnustep-make to >=2.6.0.

This change means that you have to re-emerge all installed packages
depending on GNUstep to move them to the new layout. You can use
gnustep-base/gnustep-updater for this step


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