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Re: /opt (was Re: hurd does NOT need /hurd)

On Mon, 20 May 2002, Craig Dickson wrote:

> begin  Joey Hess  quotation:
> > * /opt is installed by new installations of debian
> It is? I didn't think Debian needed it for anything. Are Debian packages
> allowed to use /opt? I don't see any mention of it in the policy manual.
> If it's only for locally-compiled packages, then it would seem redundant,
> since we also have /usr/local...

/opt is for pre-packaged, non-distribution system software.  Read, commerical

/usr/local is for software installed by the local system administrator.

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