Re: FHS question
On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 02:35:44AM -0400, Tom Allison wrote:
> FHS says that this directory is for "binaries not needed in single user
> But then I went over and looked at the /opt which also seemed rather
> reasonable as a place to put things.
> It also seems a heck of a lot easier to manage the installation and (more
> importantly) the removal of software through the /opt structure.
> I am wondering if someone could explain to me why /opt isn't used much if
> at all and under when circumstances it would be expected to be used, or not.
Debian prefers to leave /opt for the system administrator. Since we have
dpkg, there's no need to worry about ease of installation or removal;
you should be using the package management tools to do that anyway.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]