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

Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 12:16:56 PM, Jonathan wrote:
> I agree. A /usr/packages was not planned to be included in the Base System.
> I was thinking of doing it as a separate project.  Ie, doing a 
>   cd /usr/packages/audio/mpg123; make install
> would, under Debian, use apt-get source to get the source, unpack it,
> compile it, create the debian package, and install the package with dpkg.

    That's something I could agree with.  However, isn't that something that
is in the goal list for apt at present?  Wouldn't it be better to have the
program to do that in /usr/bin and its database in /var somewhere like dpkg
and apt are currently?

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