[arch-dev-public] /opt vs. /usr

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Sun Nov 4 13:37:17 EST 2007

On Sun, 4 Nov 2007, Damir Perisa wrote:

> Sunday 04 November 2007, Varun Acharya wrote:
> | I remember there was a thread on the ML some time ago about
> | packages still hanging about in /opt and not being moved to /usr.
> | What's the final word on this? I ask because I want to move wicd
> | into extra, and the source package contains binaries and a few
> | scripts, defaulting to /opt.

> |Shall I leave this as is, or move the
> | /opt/wicd to /usr/lib/wicd ?
> |
> | Varun

It's hard to answer this question when we don't know what /opt/wicd is or 
But if it's not libraries, it would be better to move it to 
/usr/share/wicd.  Of course, if it's libraries, they should go in 
/usr/lib/ (or /usr/lib/wicd) and 
the executables in /usr/bin.

> /usr is the right prefix
> only standalone beasts go to /opt and only under some circumstances
> where it is better to keep it separated.
> - D

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