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Re: [kde] setting an /opt precedent

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On Thursday 17 January 2002 18:21, Eray Ozkural (exa) wrote:
> However, unfortunately, your above statement
> assumes that policy prohibits use of /opt while it does not, that
> is it does not explain at all how, why, or where it is prohibited.
>  It is the same answer saying that "/opt violates policy" I heard
> from many.

What you don't seem to understand, though, is that quite a lot of 
people, including Daniel Stone who is the current maintainer, 
actually don't care about whether it violates FHS|Policy or not.

They say: Using /opt/kde sucks. Reasons: 1. Sets bad precedent, what 
if all Debian packages worked this way? 2. How do you get the 
binaries into the path given the fact that you're not allowed to 
touch /opt/bin. 3. How can you be sure you're not messing with 
third-party or local administrator set up packages?

I agree: Using /opt/kde sucks. And although I share your opinion that 
the current solution is not optimal, I think /opt/kde would be way 

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