[rescue] UNIX packaging

Kevin Loch 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?

- Kevin

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