On Wed, May 04, 2011 at 10:13:28AM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
2) /usr/share/<gamename> versus
FHS: /usr/share/games Static data files for /usr/games (optional)
So it seems that from an FHS pov, this goes hand in hand
with having a separate bin dir for games, in Fedora we've
choosen the same route as with /usr/games and try to
just but data files in a subdir directly under
/usr/share. This seems the most consistent to us, since
this is how most non game packages do things, and we don't
see why games should be different here.
In Debian, most game packages use /usr/share/games/packagename, but as
far as I'm concerned this brought nothing but troubles (typically
.desktop files ended up installed in /usr/share/games/applications
instead of /usr/share/applications, additional paths to search when
the engine and data are developped independently, etc.).
I didn't see any pro in doing so.
I would gladly switch to /usr/share/packagename for game packages.