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Re: Bug#98291: being truthful about the FHS and us

On Mon, 21 May 2001, Chris Waters wrote:

> > Something more like ``The location of all installed files and directories
> > must comply with the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, except where
> > indicated otherwise (or where it's just plain stupid).''
> Perfect.  Let's do it!
> (I might suggest "s/just plain stupid/inappropriate/", but that's a
> niggling detail.  This is still the pre-proposal discussion phase.)

I like the first one, myself.

> > Putting files in /opt and symlinking from /usr/bin is quite legit as far
> > as FHS compatability is concerned, but it's not legit for Debian packages.
> Good point.

I'm not particularly well-versed in the details of Policy, but I have
wondered why Debian doesn't like /opt (or some other name with similar
objectives).  A nice diatribe on the subject is:


which is, in my book, a very nice way of putting it.  Unfortunately, it has
gone nowhere fast.

#include <disclaimer.h>
Matthew Palmer

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