there have been a few issues with /extra lately . While the first one has a proposed solution by gcala, it would require us to patch a package OUTSIDE of extra, which is something that I don't really like; and I think it misses somewhat the point of having extra, requiring us to patch software in platform to support GTK applications. I'd like to hear your opinions on this. Personally, I'm not such as a fan of having /extra (the file hierarchy, as opposed to extra the repository), though I don't mind if it stays as long as the linked issues can be resolved. What's your stance on it?
Fabian Kosmale started a proposal October 6th, 2013 21:21
Install GTK applications in the normal place Closed 11:41pm - Saturday 9 Nov 2013
I propose that we install GTK applications from now on in / instead of /extra. This will reduce the number of patches and hacks we need to drag along. Extra as a (disabled-by-default) repository would still be kept alive. Considering that there are some CCR packages that install software in /extra now, we might want to make /extra a symlink to / for a transition period. This change would also need careful communication to prevent outrage in the forum.
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Adrian Chaves Fernandez
October 26th, 2013 09:04
I never really understood what difference it makes to have gtk packages in a separate folder. Without that knowledge, I prefer not to vote either way. But I would be inclined to have GTK packages install normally, just in a different repository.
November 8th, 2013 22:55
Since Manuel did not respond, am upvoting this hoping that it will give an end to the gtk issues and make stuff easier for both the end user and packagers.