Re: FHS question
> Wouldn't it be possible to utilize /opt for big packages (open office,
> mozilla, KDE, Gnome, Java) and still leave /opt for system
That would violate the FHS.
/opt was invented by the proprietary Unices. The FHS includes it as a
concession to some proprietary programs sold by vendors too lazy to port
> I kind of like the idea of putting what you need for the basics in /usr
> and the cool applications in /opt and spread it around a little bit.
BSD puts all "non-system" stuff under /usr/local.
> I guess there's really no valid reason for going one way or the other but
> that it's more important to have an agreed to schema when setting up
We have one. It's called the FHS and Debian adheres closely to it.
Install debian-policy and look at
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