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Re: [kde] setting an /opt precedent

Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 10:22:43AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:
> > 
> > > It has always been Debian policy that we don't use /opt. Surprisingly
> > > this is not actually written into the formal Debian policy, which may
> > > be an oversight.
> > 
> > I think it's been taken to be required by the FHS.  But I have no
> > objection to adding it to policy explicitly too.
> At a glance, the FHS says distributions may use /opt. In practice it
> conflicts with allowing the local admin free reign in the same
> directory. Maybe this needs to be spelled out.

There's no good reason for Debian to use /opt; there are many good
reasons to leave it empty.  

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