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Re: A section for commercial software?

On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 03:46:07PM +0300, Panu H?llfors wrote:
> non-free/??? just doesn't sound good since I wouldn't like to mix our
> commercial packages with those really supported by Debian. For now
> I'll use "commercial". Any suggestions?

"commercial" sounds fine.

> Btw, I also had problems with deciding where to put the files. I
> currently use /opt/xxx, /etc/opt/xxx and /var/opt/xxx as fhs
> suggests. Isn't this OK?

it works, but you need to consider that most linux machines don't have
a dedicated /opt partition, so /opt is on the root filesystem, which
is often small. this could cause problems if the / partition fills up
because of your package.

IMO you're better off just following the debian standard of
where to put the files - /usr/bin, /usr/share/packagename,
/usr/share/doc/packagename, etc. that way your package will feel 
as much a part of the system as any other package.


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

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