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Re: setting an /opt precedent



* Greg Berenfield <gberenfield@berenfield.com> [020117 16:23]:
> And I think Debian owes the KDE packaging folks some guidance on
> if not /opt, then where....

Anything but in /opt.  Some large multiuser/multimachine/multiplatform
unix sites use /opt for many reasons outside of package management, thus
causing a namespace conflict I would love to avoid.  We use /opt as a
general platform-specific nfs-mount with some random stuff on it.  We
put most of the non-free software and some free software in /soft with
the users using some sort of envrionment management system (Modules
3.1.1).  But yeah, in general, /opt is a nice place to start causing
really bad namespace collisions.

-- 
Scott Dier <dieman@ringworld.org> http://www.ringworld.org/

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