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Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Apr 25 17:22:38 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-04-25 at 12:47 -0400, Kamil Paral wrote:

> Isn't it common to also include the directories you want to place files into?

Only when there's any real chance of them not existing otherwise. I'd
say packaging any directory which is part of FHS is a clear error.
Packaging a directory is essentially to assert ownership of it. You can
read it as meaning 'if this package is not installed, this directory
should not exist'. That's a good test of whether you should be packaging
any given directory: does that statement make sense?
Adam Williamson
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