[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#886241: Bug#886241: config file directories hidden in /usr/share/lightdm

Harald Dunkel harald.dunkel at aixigo.de
Fri Jan 5 13:29:48 UTC 2018

The man pages don't mention these config files in /usr, i.e. you get
weird effects due to some undocumented config files.

Its unexpected (esp. since /etc/lightdm/ can be found in the usual
directory) and it doesn't follow the policy. The policy is very strict
in this case:

Any configuration files created or used by your package must reside in
/etc. If there are several, consider creating a subdirectory of /etc
named after your package.

If your package creates or uses configuration files outside of /etc,
and it is not feasible to modify the package to use /etc directly, put
the files in /etc and create symbolic links to those files from the
location that the package requires.

Is this unreasonable or invalid in this case?


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