Art Alexion on 24 Jan 2006 13:43:41 -0000

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[PLUG] /usr/local vs. /opt

I have been led to believe that the /usr/local branch is where packages
that aren't part of a distro should be installed.  I put custom scripts
in /usr/local/bin for that reason.

But I have also been told that's the purpose of the /opt branch.

What is the difference between these two and when should one use which?


Art Alexion
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