Re: /opt/ again (was Re: FreeBSD-like approach for Debian? [was: ...])
On Tue, Sep 14, 1999 at 01:20:52PM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> > Assuming you don't care about clean administration of backups (backup
> > office software with local mods?).
> Backups are for data, not programs.
Where did you get the idea that people must install programs in
> > Assuming you don't care about writing documentation for new system owners.
> > (Try: "You have full responsibility and control over everything in
> > /usr/local/, except if you install commercial software").
> How do they not retain full control of /usr/local? Am I missing something
> or since when did Debian install commercial software?
Check out the social contract. On the off chance you've not read it:
we support the use of non-free software on debian systems.
Or maybe you think that support stops with the specific examples listed
in the social contract -- that we should explicitly not comply with some
basic reasonable steps other people in the linux community have taken
to address the needs of people using commercial software?