View Full Version : should bash completion be installed by make?

July 24th, 2012, 11:41 PM
When installing using configure; make; sudo make install

should this also install the bash completion script to /etc/bash_completion.d/ ?

Or is this the job of the packager? If so, why? Because the directory could be different depending on the distribution?


July 25th, 2012, 08:54 PM
Personally I would have thought it's a packaging thing, it's a thing relating to integration into a distribution, rather than intrinsic to the software itself. I've no idea if theres a policy on it, a quick survey of a few packages in the repository sees that they do both.

Note theres a debhelper for it installed from the bash-completion package that installs from debian/package.bash-completion


July 26th, 2012, 04:43 AM
ok thanks for the reply. Thats good to know.