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

Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 2:16:39 PM, Raul wrote:
> In these imaginary scenarios: who is *we* and who is *they*?

    They installed the commercial system, didn't they.  Yes, they did.

> You want tightly integrated under /usr?  [So we have to have a MS Office
> 2020 for Debian which is different from MS Office 2020 for RedHat?]

> Or you just object to the spelling of "/opt"?

    I object to a new top level directory which serves no purpose that isn't
already served sufficiently by the existing architecture.  How does /usr/opt
make an install different between Red Hat and Debain?  Or Debian and FreeBSD
with the Linux compatibility turned on for that matter?

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

> /usr might be a cdrom.

    /opt might be a cdrom, what's your point?

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