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

Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 2:39:46 PM, Jonathan wrote:
>> Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 3:14:37 PM, Federico wrote:
>> > IMHO, /usr is what we (Debian) control, /usr/local is what I (the
>> > sysadmin) control, /opt is where third-party package builders (e.g.,
>> > Corel, KDE, Cygnus, etc...) control.
>>     None of this describes one bit why it has to be a top level directory.
> Because it fits the Unix tradition of lazy typists. Im a lazy typist.  Hear
> my carpal tunnel fingers cry out as they type the extra 4 characters in
> /usr/opt

    Then why /home/ftp instead of /ftp?  Why /var/htdocs instead of /www?

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