User:Akozumpl/No bin deps

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Disallow dependencies on files under /bin

Proposed change

The current guidelines reads:

 Whenever possible you should avoid file dependencies outside of /etc, /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, or /usr/sbin.

I propose changing this to:

 Whenever possible you should avoid file dependencies outside of /etc, /usr/bin, or /usr/sbin.

Rationale

The reason is that /bin is merely a symlink now and packages only install in /usr/bin. The corresponding /bin entry does not (and should not) appear in the repo's filelist metadata and when resolving dependencies we have no way (besides spaculating on the existence of /bin -> /usr/bin symlink) to tell what was meant by:

 Requires: /bin/python