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Re: [kde] setting an /opt precedent, a twist

On Sat, Jan 19, 2002 at 03:33:05AM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> * Mikael Hedin 
> | 
> | Yes, if distributed precompiled by the producer, that is the bet way
> | IMO.
> I disagree.
> Example package: opera

opera is distributing a pre_packaged_ format, as opposed to
pre_compiled_. (orepackaged being a subset of precompiled)

i'd imagine something like this:

go to yoyodine, download buckaroo.tar.gz, untar it, and run the
install.sh script.

that puts all the files into /opt/yoyodine_buckaroo or somesuch.

that is where /opt would come into play. since it was built against the
LSB, it would work on any LSB compatible system, the same. no need to
worry about SuSE-RPM, vs RedHat-RPM, va Mandrake-RPM, vs Debian-DEB, vs
Stampede-TGZ, vs Slackware-TGZ, etc.

if the vendor wants to worry about making the product play nice with all
the different distros, excellent! but with LSB+/opt, there is no need


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