Re: mass bug gnustep programs: policy violation
On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> AFAIK the use of /opt, /etc/opt and /var/opt is reserved to
> application software packages.
> That was typically (but not exclusively), commercial or
> proprietary one in the old good (?) days, installed by the
> administrator and produced by third parties (i.e. not
> the OS vendor).
> Unfortunately today we cannot define easily
> the difference among an application software and all the
> rest. My own interpretation is that all (and only) software
> packaged out of the distribution is ideed application software.
> So, no parts of Debian should stay there.
FWIW, this is my policy:
1. Anything packaged in .deb format -> standard FHS directories
2. Anything packaged in any other format (i.e. vmware which has its own
installer and upgrade method -> /opt
3. Everything else -> /usr/local
Thus I for one would prefer not to have some Debian package mess with /opt.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <email@example.com>
La Salle Debain - http://www.braincells.com/debian/