Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
This was more like a general rant about Linux distributions all wanting
there files in different locations.

This is common on most Unix systems. There are common paths where specific types of files should be placed to. If you are used to the common paths, then you'll find the files, you are looking for, without the need to have to look into the programs documentation.

The alternative would be that everyone places stuff to wherever they want which would result in noone knowing about where to search for a specific library on the system. So maybe most software would be linked statically or would bring their own version of $LIBRARY. It would be a total mess to update this if a security hole in a popular library has to be patched...



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