[Fedora-packaging] Second opinion needed on location of static arch independent data

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 00:37:26 UTC 2015


Hi,

During the review of mkdocs[1], which is a python package for
generating static webpages, I (as reviewer) noticed that it installs a
lot of themes (javascript, fonts and the like) under
/usr/lib/python3/site-packages/mkdocs/themes.

My feeling is that this static architecture independent data should
really be installed under /usr/share/mkdocs to comply with the FHS[2].
But the packager (quite reasonably) points out that other packages
such as sphinx install templates and themes under
/usr/lib/python3/site-packages.

So, the question is: is it acceptable for this package to install arch
independent themes (i.e. non-python code) under
/usr/lib/python3/site-packages ?

TIA,
Jonathan

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1230963
[2] http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#PURPOSE26


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