Feedback on Ubuntu App Developer

Jonathan Lange jml at
Fri Dec 16 09:17:42 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 9:01 AM, Michael Nelson
<michael.nelson at> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 11:10 AM, David Planella
> <david.planella at> wrote:
>> -------- Missatge original --------
>> Assumpte: Feedback on Ubuntu App Developer (was: Re: Updates about MyUnity)
>> Data: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 11:03:05 +0100
>> De: Andrea Colangelo <warp10 at>
>> A: David Planella <david.planella at>
>> - Further, it is not clear if the package I uploaded should default to
>> /opt as well. I uploaded the very same package I dputted on
>> PPA/archive, so it install on /usr. Actually, as an experienced Debian
>> packager, I would not like to modify my debian/rules to install in
>> /opt, because: 1) this not allowed by Debian Policy (which is to me
>> just like the Bible is to Catholics :)); 2) since I have this package
>> in precise, I don't wish to maintain two different "flavours" of the
>> package. I'm not sure this one is a common use case, but I guess you
>> should consider it carefully anyway.
> This is something for James and Jonathan to consider I think? Guys?

Actually, I think it's an ARB policy issue. It's they who insist that
programs in extras be installed to /opt.


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