On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 01:21:07AM +1100, Daniel Stone wrote: > You might note the discussion on debian-kde of late, where Eray is > attempting to set a precedent by installing KDE3 into /opt/kde3. Let me > first disclose my viewpoint: I think this idea sucks, as you can clearly > see from my postings. Eray is being an idiot. /opt is user's territory, not ours. KDE is correct to default to using /opt according to the FHS for a default installation. But it is not correct for Debian to put it there. > My main concern is that we'll set a precedent here in Debian for this > sort of behaviour. AFAIK no Debian package has ever touched /opt; in > fact I'm pretty sure it doesn't even exist on a default install. It should - but as of my current base-files, it does not. /opt should be created as the FHS calls for it to be for third party software. KDE is not third party software in Debian. > So, please read the thread and state your opinions. I know it's a KDE > issue, but I feel it affects Debian as a whole, since putting something > in /opt ("SuSE and RedHat do it, so it *must* be good!"), would set a > major precedent for Debian. SuSE and Red Hat do not follow the FHS when they do so. We do follow it, therefore we stay out of /opt. -- Joseph Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org> glDisable (DX8_CRAP); A subversive is anyone who can out-argue their government.
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