[rescue] UNIX packaging

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue Feb 28 14:38:28 CST 2006

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 01:18:27PM -0600, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> 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.

Increasingly I'm using /opt for the software I build myself since I keep
finding myself needing or wanting to keep multiple versions of various
packages.  /opt/package-x.xx seems to be more convienient than
/usr/local/package-x.xx to me.

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