Bug 9675 - /usr/dict/words should be /usr/share/dict/words according to the FHS
/usr/dict/words should be /usr/share/dict/words according to the FHS
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: words (Show other bugs)
6.1
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/2.0/fhs-4...
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Reported: 2000-02-22 11:43 EST by Philipp Rumpf
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-07 17:17:53 EDT
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Description Philipp Rumpf 2000-02-22 11:43:31 EST
while the FHS does not make /usr/dict illegal, FHS 2.0, section 4.8.1
recommends /usr/share/dict/words.  words should be architecture-independent
data, so placing it in /usr/share/ makes sense.

Note that a symlink /usr/dict -> /usr/share/dict would be in compliance
with the FHS (unless you want to classify words as a "large software
package").
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-04-07 17:17:59 EDT
This should be changed in the next rawhide

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