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