[aur-general] Cross-compiler that installs in non-standard directories

Alessio Bolognino themolok.ml at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 06:39:23 EST 2008

On Fri 2008-01-25 14:28 , bardo wrote:
> Hi all.
> I've never seen an official cross-compiler package in arch, so I'm not
> sure if I'm breaking some rule here.
> I'm going to release to [community] in a short time a set of packages
> (binutils-avr, gcc-avr and avr-libc) which previously installed in
> /opt/avr. According to the guidelines I moved everything to /usr, but
> a couple non-standard directories are created. One is
> /usr/i686-pc-linux-gnu, which should be fine, the other is /usr/avr,
> which contains its own lib and include directories.
> Obviously namcap complains, but this directory structure solves some
> conflicts: for example /usr/avr/include/ctype.h would overwrite
> /usr/include/ctype.h...
> Should I go for it?

I suggest you to look at what other distros do (and you can steal their patch,
if you need to :)


Debian is usually strictly FHS compliant.

Alessio Bolognino

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