Re: /usr/local or /opt? which is better?
On Mon, 7 Jul 2003, bob parker wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Jul 2003 21:41, Zhao YouBing wrote:
> > for install programs?
> > It think the FHS doesn't state it very clearly.
> > There are some difference anyway, /usr/local is for local group access
> > and /opt can be made globally sharable,
> > but besides that are there any factors more important which can tell me
> > which should be my dest dir when I install some program?
anything can be made globally shareable, eg:
mount master:/etc /mnt/master
diff /mnt/master/passwd /etc/passwd
-- if there is a difference... you better know why there is an
-- an extra account in that local pc
most user compiled apps gets loaded ( make install'd ) into /usr/local/
unless you tweek the install directory
some apps, uses /opt/kde for its install instead of /usr/local
/opt does all kinds of whacky stuff
/usr/local is reserved by "me" for anything i do "make install"
on any and all machines and /usr/local is NOT backedup as it too
is already cloned(installed) on gazillion other boxes
only /opt is backed up and /etc
- all other dirs are erasable and i wont care as its source
is already backed up on cd and on numerous websites
i move /home and /var/www to /opt/home and /opt/www
-- anything a user adds/deletes/changes is in /opt