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Re: /usr/local again

Torsten Landschoff (t.landschoff@gmx.net) wrote:
> Even SuSE claims to be FHS compliant. I can't see why creating directories in
> /usr/local makes us non-compliant.

the FHS clearly states that the /usr/local/ heirarchy is for use by the
system administrator when installing software locally. it needs to be safe
from being overwritten when the system software is upgraded.

it goes on to say that the installation system may create directory stubs
bin, games, include, lib, sbin, share, and src. 

the fhs never says it's ok to delete anything under /usr/local. the
directory stubs are there as guidance for the local adminstrator. these
should be created by the install system and never touched again by any

this seems like a simple enough question. if i'm missing something here, let
me know.

(jacob kuntz)                    jpk@cape.com jake@{megabite,underworld}.net
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