R-alpha: contributed packages -- Yes, use library/<package>/.. !

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 18:13:29 +0200

>>>>> Martin Maechler writes:

>>>>> "Kurt" == Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at> writes:

>>>>> Paul Gilbert writes:
>>> Friedrich

>>> Regarding the location of data for libraries it might be easier if
>>> everything for one library is included in one subdirectory. At least
>>> it would certainly be easier to clean-up, which I like to do every
>>> few years.  Thus the code file, data, and any compiled code would be
>>> in one subdirectory under $RHOME/library.

Kurt> Like

Kurt> library/<section>/
Kurt> library/<section>/data
Kurt> library/<section>/exec		(scripts and or binaries which
Kurt>                                    only make sense for the add-on)
Kurt> library/<section>/funs
Kurt> library/<section>/help
Kurt> library/<section>/html
Kurt> library/<section>/objs		(*.so)

Kurt> ???

>>> I realize this means a small change to the way libraries are now
>>> found, but in the end I think it would be much cleaner.

> I agree completely.


> Kurt, you surely feel like doing it for us ... ;-)

Actually, I think if R&R ok'ed something like that, Fritz and I would
take a look.

(In a way, I NEED to do something like that anyway, because I promised
it for making an official Debian package ...)

Would it mean that we also employ the S library/section concept?

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