Re: Why aren't R packages noarch?

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On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 18:31 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 12:25:12AM +0100, Gérard Milmeister wrote:
> > > > Platform dependent files MUST be in %{_libdir}. There is no reason, why
> > > > noarch packages should not use %{_libdir}.
> > > > Making R use two locations for its packages (thereby causing more
> > > > problems than it is worth) only based on whether a package includes
> > > > binaries or not only causes confusion.
> > > Works for perl.
> > I see not perl packages in %{_datadir}, or has this changed in devel?
> They're not in %{_datadir}, but they are in two different locations
> depending on arch-specific or not.
Well, perl was designed that way be its developers (if the term design
is any way appropriate with regard to perl), however R is not.
Generally, it has always been the policy for packages to follow as much
as possible the intent of the authors (except of course in the case of
real problems, like binaries in %{_datadir}).
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