Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:
> > As an example of all the hacks needed by a real distribution package,
> > here's the stuff ArchLinux packagers have to do:
> >
> >   # bash completion
> >   mkdir -p "$pkgdir"/usr/share/bash-completion/completions/
> >   install -m644 ./contrib/completion/git-completion.bash 
> > "$pkgdir"/usr/share/bash-completion/completions/git
> >...
> >
> > And here's what debian packagers have to do:
> >
> >   # bash completion
> >   install -d -m0755 '$(GIT)'/etc/bash_completion.d
> >   install -m0644 contrib/completion/git-completion.bash \
> >     '$(GIT)'/etc/bash_completion.d/git
> >...
> >

This is what the latest debian package does:

        # bash completion
        install -d -m0755 '$(GIT)'/usr/share/bash-completion/completions
        install -m0644 contrib/completion/git-completion.bash \
        ln -s git '$(GIT)'/usr/share/bash-completion/completions/gitk

> > If our build system was sane, they wouldn't need so many hacks.
> I do not see how the above two examples lead to that conclusion.
> How would it help to blindly install to $(sharedir),

It is not blind, it is the location bash-completion uses *by default*,
and it's what most (all?) distributions use.

> or suggestion to use pkg-info when major distros do not even use one?

Which major distros do not ship with the pkg-config? It is part of
bash-completion (as it should be part of every decent shared softare
component), they all ship it.

Do you want me to go on a hunt and list all the distrubionts that ship


How many distributions would it take for you to accept the facts?

> I would understand if the saneness you seek were for distros to
> agree on where things should go, or at least agree on how to find
> out where things should go.

They all gree.

> I do not think we are there yet.

You are wrong.

Felipe Contreras
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