Re: [kde] setting an /opt precedent, a twist
* Mikael Hedin
| John Galt writes:
| > In that case, wouldn't most non-free software really fit better in /opt?
| No. Not when distributed by Debian. We go in /usr only.
| Yes, if distributed precompiled by the producer, that is the bet way
Example package: opera
The package follows Debian's policy and except for the fact that it is
distributed by Opera instead of Debian, it is just as good a package
as many other non-free ones.
What is the problem of placing the files in /opt/opera or similar?
$PATH. Most users don't have anything from /opt in their paths, and
mucking around with /etc/profile et al is a bad idea. putting a
symlink in /usr/bin wouldn't be any better. Also, when a package is
installed, it should be available to the end user without lots of
So, IMNSHO those packages should go in /usr as long as they place nice
Just for the record: I work at Opera.
Tollef Fog Heen
Unix _IS_ user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are.