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