Re: A section for commercial software?
Bart Schuller <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I consider the FHS broken in this regard.
> The only sane distinction to make is between .debs, which try to conform
> to as many Debian policies as possible, and non-debs, which you untar
> into /opt.
I think /usr should be used by Debian, and /opt should be userd by 3rd
party vendor (as FHS says). Of course a vendor can play Debian and
install in /usr, but often they will make some strange things that
might hurt the user, so it's best to keep them in /opt/<bla>, and be
responsible for their own space.
> A .deb unpacking into /opt has no added value to me, it will just help
> to confuse.
Well, it is managed by apt/dpkg/dselect/whatever, and benefit from
dependencies etc. That may help 3rd party not to ship their own
versions of every shared library used (I know matlab did this when I
used it--why then shared libraries!!?). I think this is value added.
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