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Re: LSB?

On Mon, 18 Jan 1999, Chris Lawrence wrote:

> On Jan 18, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > It contains many interesting things that I know we disagree with. Someone
> > should look at it perhaps?
> Among the interesting things:
> ***
> > Reference 3.8-1(A)
> > The /opt directory exists and is searchable
> > Result: PASS/FAIL
> Um, why?  We already have /usr/local...

My guess:

- /usr/local is for programs "supplied" by the sysadmin (i.e. self-made
scripts and stuff the sysadmin compiled)
- the rest of /usr is the domain of the OS vendor (so don't mess with
it or be prepared to redo your modifications on every OS upgrade)
- "third party" packages (like commercial software not made by the OS
vendor) go into /opt, while (optionally?) placing their config files
somewhere under /etc/opt

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