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 packages. and: BEGIN RATIONALE 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) Grisu -- Michael Bramer - a Debian Certified Linux Developer http://www.debian.org PGP: finger email@example.com -- Linux Sysadmin -- Use Debian Linux "The Box said 'Windows NT or better', so I installed Debian Linux"
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