[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS GIS] #1610: Restructure the file layout to comply to the FHS

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Fri Mar 16 01:26:30 EDT 2012

#1610: Restructure the file layout to comply to the FHS
 Reporter:  volter        |       Owner:  grass-dev@…              
     Type:  task          |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  7.0.0                    
Component:  Installation  |     Version:  unspecified              
 Keywords:  /usr/lib      |    Platform:  Unspecified              
      Cpu:  Unspecified   |  

Comment(by glynn):

 Replying to [comment:6 volter]:

 > Nevertheless, there are architecture independent files in /usr/lib, that
 don't belong there:

 That's because GRASS expects to find all of its files in fixed locations
 relative $GISBASE. The default location is /usr/local/grass-<version>, but
 can be changed via the --prefix option. Presumably whoever built the
 Fedora packages used --prefix=/usr/lib. Personally, I believe that
 /opt/grass-<version> would be more appropriate.

 GRASS isn't going to move away from the single-directory layout in the
 foreseeable future. That's too much work given the limited amount of
 manpower available.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/1610#comment:7>
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