Re: /opt/ again (was Re: FreeBSD-like approach for Debian? [was:
I agree. A /usr/packages was not planned to be included in the Base System.
I was thinking of doing it as a separate project. Ie, doing a
cd /usr/packages/audio/mpg123; make install
would, under Debian, use apt-get source to get the source, unpack it,
compile it, create the debian package, and install the package with dpkg.
Something similar can be done with Redhat and SRPMs. Its just a potential
additional user interface to the package system, that can itself be
implemented as a package in Debian.
Doing the Base has my full attention now though.
On Tue, 14 Sep 1999, Raul Miller wrote:
> Unless you plan on changing the standard every some number of months
> (in which case it's not much use as a standard) there's no need for
> BSD has /usr/packages/ because they don't want to deal with integrating
> upstream software to match their directory standards. Debian just puts
> more work into that aspect. [And note that we do wind up with a lot
> of package specific information in /usr/share/ and /usr/lib/, and some
> packages have their own little areas on /var/...]
> We can adopt the good points of BSD without slavishly implementing
> every detail.