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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 
> mode".
> 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                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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