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

Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 1:38:15 PM, Jakob wrote:
>>     Debian is not FreeBSD.

> No, it's not. But FreeBSD has some interesting ideas that Debian (and
> other OS distributions) can benefit from.

    Separation at the file system level is not one of them.  That is the
domain of individuals who do not have a packaging system.  Debian has a very
strong packaging system so the separation is not needed.

>>     We do things the Debian way.

> And the Debian way includes moving to LSB and FHS.

    Yeah, well, I'm going to lose that one, doesn't mean I can't keep pounding
on the idiocy of the whole /opt tree.

>>     If we wanted to do things the FreeBSD way, we'd use FreeBSD.

> That doesn't stop Debian from using FreeBSD as inspiration.

    No, but it should always be remembered before people get overzealous and
forget what makes Debian Debian.

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