Re: Cross posting per request
Greg Hudson writes:
-> >> In addition, the admin's life would only be made easier.
-> > "Let's see where is perl stuff....of course: /usr/perl"
-> Of course it looks easier if you only ask one question.
-> "Where are the operating system binaries that should go in users'
-> "Where are the standard C++ libraries? Where is the termcap library?"
[ Rest of Greg's excellent explanation deleted ]
I couldn't have said it better myself. :)
This is the most compelling argument for the status quo. With the
suggested changes, mapping a program to it's associated files gets
slightly easier, but mapping a type of file or specific file to it's
location in the filesystem gets much harder. It's probably one of the
reasons why /opt hasn't caught on too well with 3rd party
platforms. (Well, that and support for multiple platforms :)
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