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Re: /opt/ again (was Re: FreeBSD-like approach for Debian? [was: ...])

Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 1:34:34 PM, Jakob wrote:
> Again: /usr/local is what YOU control, /opt is what THEY control.

> Any questions?

    /usr is what *we* control, /usr/local is what *they* control.  So why not
something under /usr instead of a whole new top-level hierarchy?  I mean,
personally, I prefer /ftp to /home/ftp (dumb place for /ftp, if you ask me)
and /www as opposed to, what is it, /var/htdocs.  I also *really* like /misc
for all those miscellaneous things which are to big, long-standing or private
to shoe-horn into /tmp.

    However, none of those will see the light of day outside my system.

    So why /opt and not /usr/opt with the possibility of /usr/local/opt?

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