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Re: /usr/local in some packages

Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 29, 1998 at 12:16:52PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > After purging emacs today, the damn thing deleted my /usr/local symlink since
> > it was the last package to have /usr/local in it.  Obviously this is not very
> > clever.
> > 
> > So we should either remove /usr/local from all packages, or tell dpkg to not
> > remove /usr/local.  I personally favour the former solution.
> /usr/local should not be used in packages.  Thought that was already policy?

Right.  No package may install stuff in /usr/local nor in /opt.  Period.

I guess the only exceptions are perl and emacs where the package
should create the directory structure so people won't have to
guess them.



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