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Re: "goals" for slink: FHS

On Wed, Aug 12, 1998 at 05:04:36PM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Brian White writes:
> > > I think we have agreed to move toward FHS compliance, starting with
> > > slink.  I have looked at the FHS (http://www.pathname.com/fhs/), and
> > > have a few proposals:
> > 
> > I think that's a good idea, yes.  We need to get this started soon, though,
> > perferrably by the end of this week.
> according to FHS the installation in /opt is allowed. Is it allowed
> for slink as well?

I belief this is not right.

the fhs say:
   /opt is reserved for the installation of add-on application software

   The use of /opt for add-on software is a well-established practice in
   the UNIX community. The System V Application Binary Interface [AT&T
   1990], based on the System V Interface Definition (Third Edition),
   provides for an /opt structure very similar to the one defined here.

I belief that 'add-on software' software, that is not on the
debian-distribution! Like StarOffice. If we have the software on
ftp.debian.org or an installer the software go to /usr/*.

/opt ist like /usr/local for the local system admin (or the setup-tool of the
add-on software package)


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