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



* Steve Lamb said:
> 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?
Because ftp is a USER and user's home belongs in /home. /var/www (NOT
/var/htdocs, btw) because the home page is varying data, not a static one.
Makes sense to you? Probably not, but it does for me.

marek

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