[pacman-dev] use of /usr/local with pacman

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Aug 20 02:27:13 EDT 2009

Jeff wrote:
> I just updated the installed pacman and noticed makepkg.conf's use of
> /usr/local in strip, doc, and man dirs. Should pacman allow any files to
> be installed into /usr/local? I've been an administrator on various UNIX
> clones for more than a decade and packages that were installed by the
> package manager, whether precompiled or a build recipe, always avoided
> /usr/local and any "local" modifications were put exclusively in
> /usr/local with PATH and library search path having /usr/local first so
> the user's modifications would take precedence. Just curious if pacman
> makes such a policy or if it is up to the PKGBUILD author.

Entirely up to the package author.  Pacman just manages the packages.


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