thank you for the information. I have to admit that I was wrong. I read the documentation again and found out that I didn't read carefully...
Now I built a packages that puts all files in the /opt directory. It uses just the default configure script that ships along with the source.
You can download the current pack from http://dev.antiguru.de/oorexx-3.1.0-beta2.deb . It is based on the source of the second beta.
I hope it proves to be useful for some of you ;-)
Best regards, Moritz
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Datum: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 13:55:19 -0500
Von: David Ashley <dashley@...>
An: Open Object Rexx Developer Mailing List <oorexx-devel@...>
Betreff: Re: [Oorexx-devel] ooRexx 3.1.0 beta 1 on Debian
> Moritz -
> The /opt subdirectory is reserved for non-LlNUX distribution binary
> product files. This is specified by the Linux Standards Base 1.0. When you
> create a binary product to be installed on a Linux distribution (any
> distribution, not just RPM-based ones) then specification states that the
> files should be installed with the prefix of /opt/product-name. If those
> subdirs do not exist the installation should create them. Once the product
> files are installed soft links should be created to link the product's
> binaries, libraries, etc to theit proper place in the standard Unix tree
> (binaries to /usr/bin, libraries to /usr/lib, etc).
> The LSB also states that a binary product that is not distrubuted with the
> Linux distribution is forbidden to install files directly into the
> standard subdir tree. This is actually to prevent them from being
> accidentally deleted/modified by the standard Linux admin utilities.
> So, as you can see, we cannot accept your .deb file without changes. Since
> ooRexx is not yet distributed by any Linux distribution we must follow the
> LSB specification if we are to have any hope of being taken seriously by
> the distributions. This means that binary RPMs and DEBs must be installed
> into /opt/ooRexx and source distributions that are compiled and installed
> by the local system administrator should be installed into /usr/local by
> I hope that this explanation is clear. If you can make the necessary
> changes so that the ooRexx files are installed into /opt/ooRexx then we
> would be happy to use your DEB file.
> If you have any question please post them to this list and I will be happy
> to respond.
> W. David Ashley
> IBM Linux Technology Center
> Linux Installation & Open Object Rexx Teams
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