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Re: FreeBSD-like approach for Debian? [was: Re: Deficiencies in Debian]

Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 5:49:35 AM, Jonathan wrote:
> Not really.  /usr/local is a handy way to distinguish between the *base*
> system, and the addon packages, which, guess what, are all compiled locally
> under FreeBSD

    You, like my friend, miss the point.  The *base* system is what is
installed by the package manager, period.  We have a series of "base" packages
which form the core, but Debian does not make the distinction of have and have
nots.  What *YOU* consider addon is base to me, and vice-versa.  Therefore the
only logical way to make the distinction is by what is user compiled that the
package manager doesn't know about, and what isn't that the package manager
*does* know about.  Hence, /usr and /usr/local.

    I already have problems with the package manager stomping all over what
local administrators may do with they're system, I'd be quite pissed if
something that I placed in /usr/local was overridden as well.

         Steve C. Lamb         | I'm your priest, I'm your shrink, I'm your
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