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Re: /usr/local again

>>>>> "Chad" == Chad Miller <cmiller@optilinkcomm.net> writes:

    Chad> Why would a debian package refer to /usr/local/* at all?
    Chad> '/' is our root, and '/usr/local' is the sysadmin's.  In a
    Chad> proper system (a goal of the FHS), the two perviews are
    Chad> mutually exclusive.

Perl, Python, and Emacs support the concept of a 'site' directory in
which the local system administrator can install modules. Generally
this is in /usr/local, for good reasons.

If the perl/python/emacs packages don't create this directory, it's
pretty difficult for the system administrator to know which directory
to install modules to.


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