[Bash-completion-devel] Bug#587765: Bug#587765: bash-completion: /etc/bash_completion.d/* should probably move to /usr/share

David Paleino dapal at debian.org
Thu Jul 1 14:39:33 UTC 2010

tags 587765 confirmed upstream
user bash-completion-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
usertag 587765 target-2.0

On Thu, 01 Jul 2010 22:48:50 +0900, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:

> Hi,

Hello Ansgar,

> while updating the bash-completion package I saw lots of messages like
>   Installing new version of config file /etc/bash_completion.d/ssh ...
> on the terminal.  Looking at these files it does not look like they are
> intended to be modified for regular use.  Is there any reason why the
> files in /etc/bash_completion.d/* are not located in
> /usr/share/bash-completion (or similar)?

Historical reasons mainly. We know the issue, and moving completions from /etc/
to /usr/share/ is one of the objectives for bash-completion 2.0 (upstream).

/etc/bash_completion.d/ will probably be kept for compatibility, at least
until 3.0, and bugs will be filed to packages installing completions there in
the meanwhile.
This is also one of the reasons why I wrote dh_bash-completion, so that
packagers don't have to care where completions are kept.


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