Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 350641
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:19:25 EST
Description of problem:
autoconf macros goes in /usr/share/aclocal, owned by the automake
package. This is inconvenient since all the packages that ship
autoconf macros have to either own the directory or depend on
automake. Some think that shipping an autoconf macro file means
that the package should depend on aclocal, but in my opinion this
should be left to the packager, and not caused by a directory
Still it is not really a basic filesystem directory, therefore
it is not obvious that you should accept my request...
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Sorry for answering so late.
While i agree that having automake own /usr/share/aclocal is not optimal
filesystem so far doesn't own any application specific files, so i'd rather not
start it now.
As i've seen more of those requests lately though one possibility for the future
would be to add an application related filesystem package at some point which
could contain and own those application related general directories and files.
Read ya, Phil