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Re: [kde] setting an /opt precedent

On Thursday 17 January 2002 21:01, Ian Eure wrote:
> On Thursday 17 January 2002 11:37 am, Eray Ozkural (exa) wrote:
> > > It should - but as of my current base-files, it does not.  /opt should
> > > be created as the FHS calls for it to be for third party software.  KDE
> > > is not third party software in Debian.
> >
> > So it seems you were the smart person who thought "add-on" in FHS
> > necessarily meant "third party" although there is not the slightest
> > implication of such a thing in FHS itself.
> You make an interesting point - the FHS very clearly states: "Distributions
> may install software in /opt..." It also calls the restrictions placed on
> distributions using /opt "minor."
> I suppose the closest thing Debian has to add-on software would be packages
> with priority optional or extra.
> I agree that installing KDE into /opt sucks, and (technical implementation
> problems aside) while it does not violate the FHS, it violates my sense of
> aesthetics.

I can only agree wholeheartedly.
I think the discussion could be more productive if people admit that putting 
things in /opt indeed does not violate the FHS, but that one cannot really  
want to put things there nonetheless, and then try to solve the problems that 
we currently have (namespace being clutterd in /usr/share, kde2 and kde3 not 
being installable separately and the like) which _can_ be solved in /usr as 

Yven Leist - leist@beldesign.de-

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