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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 23121] New: Linux release archives should adhere to


          Issue ID: 23121
           Summary: Linux release archives should adhere to filesystem
                    hierarchy standard
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: All
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P1
         Component: dmd
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: snarwin+bugzilla gmail.com

The filesystem hierarchy standard is "a set of requirements and guidelines for
file and directory placement under UNIX-like operating systems." [1] Among
other things, it specifies that "the /usr/local hierarchy is for use by the
system administrator when installing software locally." [2] Because of this, it
is customary for binary release archives of Linux software to adhere to the
directory structure specified by the FHS for /usr/local, so that the software
can easily be installed on any FHS-compliant system by simply extracting the
archive into the /usr/local hierarchy.

The Linux release archives for the LDC compiler [3] adhere to the FHS-specified
directory structure for /usr/local, but those for the DMD compiler currently do
not. It would make the DMD archives more useful if they could be brought into

[1] https://refspecs.linuxfoundation.org/FHS_3.0/fhs-3.0.html
[3] https://github.com/ldc-developers/ldc/releases

May 17 2022