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Re: A section for commercial software?

On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 04:52:33PM -0700, Alexander Hvostov wrote:
> Again, confusion. I don't even _have_ /opt on this machine anyway. What's
> wrong with /{usr,var,etc}/local?

/opt = vendor supplied optional software
/usr/local = site-local software

Vendors may make assumptions about /opt/[<vendor>/]<package>, but
they are not allowed to make assumptions about site-local directories
and policies. See the discussion about creating empty directories in
/usr/local a few years back. (/usr/local may not even be writable for
your system, eg because it is an AFS volume)

  Dominik Kubla
          A lovely thing to see:                   Kobayashi Issa
     through the paper window's holes               (1763-1828)
                the galaxy.               [taken from: David Brin - Sundiver]

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