Re: /opt/ again (was Re: FreeBSD-like approach for Debian? [was:
On Tue, 14 Sep 1999, Steve Lamb wrote:
> If I got real, >technical< answers from people instead of the typical
> ideological hype maybe I wouldn't be as defensive about it. As it stands this
> is now at least the 3rd or 4th time I've seen the whole FreeBSD item
> mentioned. I'm getting sick of seeing it.
> Debian is not FreeBSD.
> We do things the Debian way.
> If we wanted to do things the FreeBSD way, we'd use FreeBSD.
> Stop trying to make Debian FreeBSD just because you or someone else thinks
> that FreeBSD is the latest cool thing.
> Want me to be calm about it, address the items I have brought forth
> instead of rehashing the rhetoric!
The only ideological hype in this discussion has been from Mr Lamb.
I may be a relative newbie to Steve but I am well educated in Language and
Philosophy. Mr Lamb, please make a concise and well reasoned argument
for your position. Reference to the "Debian Way" appears too much like
dogma. To dismiss a suggestion because it is similar to another OS's
approach does not make the case.
Steve, please enlighten me on two points:
Why is placing third-party bianary packages in /opt a bad thing?
What makes the FHS a bad standard?
Maybe if your position was more clearly stated, then this discussion could
progress. Or is that what you want to prevent.