[rescue] UNIX packaging
kloch at gurunet.net
Tue Feb 28 12:36:10 CST 2006
Andrew Jones wrote:
> From: "Sheldon T. Hall" <shel at tandem.artell.net>
>>Take IRIX. For some time, you could get away with just the base OS,
>>some packages from freeware.sgi.com installed in /usr/local, and your
>>main application (Maya, etc.). [...] you grab some updated packages
>>from Nekochan.net, and they install themselves somewhere different..
> IRIX is a great example. Yes, your paths rapidly get very, very weird.
> That's just SysV brain damage. Standards (practically) mandate that
> your $PATH be fifteen lines long :P
Diddn't /opt die a quick and violent death? Surely people aren't
still using that?
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