Toby DiPasquale on 24 Jan 2006 17:27:58 -0000

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

On Tue, Jan 24, 2006 at 09:59:34AM -0500, John Von Essen wrote:
> Well, oracle goes in /u01 - but thats a different story all together.
> /opt is big in the Sun world. Sun likes /usr/local for non-core system
> things, while /opt is used for everything else.
> You cant get away from it because alot of Sun packages are built to
> install in /opt.
> Outside of Sun, I would only use /usr/local.

/opt is big in the Sun world because NFS is big in the Sun world. Sun
assumes that you will NFS-mount /usr, thus making the traditional use of
/usr/local moot.

Toby DiPasquale
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