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

Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 2:25:12 PM, Raul wrote:
> Where did you get the idea that people must install programs in
> /usr/local/?

    Where did you get the idea that /opt somehow translates into "clean backup

>>     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.  

    I have read it.  Again, I ask when did *Debian* install commercial

    I feel another bout of clue-battin' comin' on, oh yeah!

    Raul, you are aware that there are people within Debian that support the
physical seperation of non-free and maybe even contrib from main?  This is
because they want to distance Debian (main) from the parts that are not Debian
(contrib to some extent, non-free).

    In short, those are not part of Debian.  Debian supports commercial
installations at the *user* request but Debian does not install commercial

> 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?

    No.  I feel that the steps taken weren't well thought out and need further
evaluation of why they were done (convenience) and how they should be done
(technical accuracy and historical precedence).

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