[rescue] UNIX packaging

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Tue Feb 28 13:18:27 CST 2006

On Tue, 28 Feb 2006, Kevin Loch wrote:

>> 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?

I tend to use /opt for unbundled software (ie: commercial software) and
/usr/local for the software I compile site-local.  So much commercial
software -assumes- a SysV path layout ($someroot/$application), so I
root that software in /opt.

Jonathan Patschke    )   "Pain and misery always hit the spot,
Elgin, TX           (     knowing you can't lose what you haven't got."
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