[arch-general] lib -> usr/lib

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Jul 26 03:11:48 EDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-07-26 at 09:09 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> 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.

PS: /local isn't the right place to install one of two different
versions of the same software! This will cause conflicts!

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