[arch-general] lib -> usr/lib

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Jul 26 03:09:49 EDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-07-26 at 12:23 +0530, Jayesh Badwaik wrote:
> Why will /opt have to go? 
> I always though /opt was for installing custom software which you do not 
> want to mix with other software (for example I have MATLAB and similar 
> stuff installed there with each of them in its separate folder) and I 
> guess, that is the one and only use of /opt and there is no other 
> directory which does something similar, except for if you are talking 
> about /local but then, /local has the purpose of being /local, it can be 
> vendor- supplied local program which are specific to the machine and it 
> will have /bin /etc /lib and stuff? 

Good point!

Assumed I wish to use software "Xy version 1" and I want to install "Xy
version alpha 2" too? Until now /opt is the place to do so.

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