Re: [kde] setting an /opt precedent
On Thu, 2002-01-17 at 14:26, Eray Ozkural (exa) wrote:
> On Thursday 17 January 2002 20:04, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > Distributions may install software in /opt, but should not modify or
> > delete software installed by the local system administrator without
> > the assent of the local system administrator.
> > Tell me how you achieve the above, with Debian packages touching
> > /opt/kde
> As explained in section 3.8, it is obvious. Local system administrator, as I
> have written, manages the contents of the following directories.
> /opt/bin, /opt/doc, /opt/include, /opt/info, /opt/lib, and /opt/man
> A distribution therefore cannot touch the content of these subdirs, however
> it can install software in a package directory
> under which the files pertaining to <package> are maintained. FHS explicity
> allows this.
That is not what the text of the FHS says. There is no limitation
mentioned that states that the admin cannot install software outside of
/opt/bin, etc. And, wherever in /opt the admin decides to install
software, packages "should not modify or delete software installed by
the local system administrator without the assent of the local system
We cannot currently ensure that a package installing to /opt cannot
overwrite admin-installed software there.
As you yourself have mentioned, if you don't like the plain text of the
FHS as presented, take it up with them.