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Re: A "hard line" on users placing files on debian's "turf"?

> Debian should follow the FSSTND at least, and be able to cope with people
> installing their own binaries in common places such as /usr/bin, etc.
> If Debian won't permit people to easily build and install their own
> binaries in common directories on the system, then Debian is fundamentally
> broken. Don't be totalitarian; be flexible.

Debian doesn't stop people putting anything anywhere, it advises people
to put things in sensible places. /usr/local is the sensible place
for something you have compiled yourself, it makes things much easier
when you want to backup just your own stuff. Debian does follow the
FSSTND, afaik Slackware doesn't.


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Andrew Howell				               andrew@it.com.au 
Perth, Western Australia		      howellaa@cs.curtin.edu.au 

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