Re: Obsolete software in /usr/local
Ben Armstrong <email@example.com> writes:
> On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 01:31:42PM -0400, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> > Changes in version 1.9.2:
> > Removed /usr/local/lib from the default /etc/ld.so.conf
> > for Debian (Bug#8181).
> oops, except that mod is *ancient*. way before potato. dunno why this
> would change between potato and woody.
I've been meaning to bring this up for a while:
Why on earth was this change ever made?
/usr/local/lib is the supported place for the local admin to put libraries
available to all programs. Every admin who wants to use /usr/local as intended
will have to manually add this entry to have a working system.
In general debian packages ship with empty /usr/local directories but are
configured to automatically use files put in those directories by the
administrator. Why should /usr/local/lib be any different?
Incidentally, by the same logic /usr/local/bin should be in the standard path
and /usr/local/sbin should be in root's standard path as well.