Art Alexion on 24 Jan 2006 14:43:28 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] /usr/local vs. /opt

Andrew Libby wrote:

>Greetings Art,
>When I first began learning Unix/ Linux I too was told that /usr/local
>is the place
>for my local customizations.  I'd put scripts out there, build my local
>from /usr/local/src, and have it's --prefix=/usr/local.  
>Along the way I've done some work as a Solaris admin where optional
>packages are installed in /opt.   

Yes, this came up because I am helping Linux-debug an OSS project being
developed on BSD.  Seems like a lot of the system stuff (in this
instance qt3 stuff) is installed under /usr/local on BSD, while it is
all over the place on Kubuntu.


Art Alexion
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