[rescue] UNIX packaging
velociraptor at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 13:52:44 CST 2006
On 2/28/06, Nick B. <nick at pelagiris.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 01:36:10PM -0500, Kevin Loch wrote:
> > Diddn't /opt die a quick and violent death? Surely people aren't
> > still using that?
> > - Kevin
> Hah. That's a joke right? About half the comercial software I'm familiar
> installs itself in /opt, for reasons I've never been able to understand.
In very large sites which use *nix internally and have no qualms
about NFS, this can be a Good Thing<tm>.
You build your /usr/local on NASes with some appropriate script-
foo to put the NFS pointer on the local machines, and the correct
/usr/local appears on each box. Tools folk only have to build
once and push to however many NASes are required. It's pretty
/opt remains for any 3rd party app running on the box that
happens to be too sensitive to potential NFS "lag" for it to go in
/usr/local (vxvm, vxfs, web server, etc).
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