Re: [kde] setting an /opt precedent
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On Thursday 17 January 2002 17:22, Daniel Stone wrote:
> /opt is for "add-on" software. kde is not an "add-on". we package it as
> part of the distribution, it's not added on.
That is a wrong reading of standard text.
/opt -- Add-on application software packages
There is a difference between system and application software. C++ library is
system software, while a desktop environment like KDE is application
software. System can continue functioning in the absence of such application
software that is optional, hence the expression "Add-on".
As stated in section 3.8, distributions can install software in /opt in
accordance with FHS.
Moreover, this is an established practice as emphasized in FHS standard text.
Eray Ozkural (exa) <email@example.com>
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
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