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Re: /opt (Re: Berlin & FSSTND/FHS)

On Tue, Jul 06, 1999 at 10:41:03AM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 04, 1999 at 05:50:16PM +0200, Juergen A. Erhard wrote:
> > I still wonder over that one... FHS 2.0 said /opt is being used on
> > Solaris (for example) but it doesn't go into specifics.
> > 
> > Now what if Sun installs anything into /opt?  Do they?  If so, why
> > can't we?
> > 
> > I do feel stubbornly sticking to "we don't use /opt, every"
> > is... well, stubborn, and too strict.  Big packages (I mean *HUGE*)
> > could, IMHO, also go into /opt.
> Installing into /opt would be no different to making new sub-directories
> in /usr. No need whatsoever.
> Hamish
> -- 
> Hamish Moffatt VK3SB (ex-VK3TYD). 
> CCs of replies from mailing lists are welcome.

IIRC, SCO uses /opt and /var/opt to install all of their packages...
then they symlink everything out into /usr/bin etc...  My memory may
be faulty (it has been a few years ;).


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