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Re: FreeBSD-like approach for Debian? [was: Re: Deficiencies in Debian]

On 14-Sep-99, 15:43 (CDT), Steve Lamb <morpheus@rpglink.com> wrote: 
>     I dunno about you, but that is the very definition of "spread out"
> especially when you consider that {package} in /opt can be quite a few.  I'm
> disgusted with my path on my Solaris box at work.  I needed to add
> /opt/gnu/gimp/bin, /opt/gnu/gcc/bin and /opt/netscape to my path just to get
> things to run which should have been, to me, in what is in my path in the
> first place.

As another sometimes Solaris and HP user, hear hear. If the only way
you have to manage software packages is 'make install' or 'tar -x' and
'rmdir', then "/opt" seems like a good idea. Given a decent package
management system (like dpkg or rpm), then /opt is an unnecessary
administrative-nightmare kludge. I think my path was up to 10 or 12


Steve Greenland <vmole@swbell.net>
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