Bug 8345 - Moving /usr/lib/mono to /usr/share/mono
Summary: Moving /usr/lib/mono to /usr/share/mono
Alias: None
Product: Runtime
Classification: Mono
Component: packaging ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-12 14:58 UTC by Nikolay Orlyuk
Modified: 2013-01-04 20:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Nikolay Orlyuk 2012-11-12 14:58:39 UTC

Currently Mono itself and lots of other packages installed to /usr/lib but this is usually used for platform-dependent libraries. I've seen https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=3650 and reviewed http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/manual/autoconf.html#Installation-Directory-Variables .
I'd like you to consider ${datadir} as a more suitable place for GAC and other assemblies.

P.S. Reason for this suggestion is to get better fit into distributives with multlib where /usr/lib is symlink either to /usr/lib64 or to /usr/lib32. One of such distributive I'm user of is Exherbo. See mail-list thread http://lists.exherbo.org/pipermail/exherbo-dev/2012-November/001179.html for upcoming discussions.

Thank you
Comment 1 Zoltan Varga 2012-11-13 18:44:28 UTC
This is probably better suited to the mono-devel mailing list than a bug report.
Comment 2 Zoltan Varga 2013-01-04 20:44:56 UTC