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Linux (Debian) packages aren't very compliant

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Linux (Debian) packages aren't very compliant

powdarrmonkey
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The provided .deb packages aren't very compliant with Debian policy or the FHS and aren't very robust (e.g. compiled files in architecture-dependent locations). I'm a Debian Developer and I can fix that with the right information.

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Re: Linux (Debian) packages aren't very compliant

jooon
Spotify
Spotify

Yep. Not sure why /usr/share/spotify was chosen for the 1.0.x release. I have been wanting to fix it or just move all of it back to /opt/spotify, similar to how chrome is packaged, and how it looked in 0.9.x releases.

 

It is currently not packaged with normal dh tools, but instead with a one-liner from a tarball with fpm, so package validation is pretty bad.

 

Re: Linux (Debian) packages aren't very compliant

powdarrmonkey
Casual Listener

I thought it might be. I can help with that (though /opt is also wrong).

Re: Linux (Debian) packages aren't very compliant

reklipz
Regular

I'm a Debian user, and because of these packaging issues, I'd be very happy to see this tarball available for download without having to dig for a URL from the dpkg packge.

 

Would that be a major challenge?

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