/opt and /usr/local under Solaris...

/opt and /usr/local under Solaris...

Post by Chris Schmech » Sat, 25 Jun 1994 05:00:26


I am beginning the transition from our 4.1.X base to Solaris 2.x here.  
How have most people handled /usr/local hierarchy, ideally I would like
to automount it on the clients.  I have thought about creating a
/opt/tools hierarchy to handle this and being able to assemble some of
this in packages.

Ideas or suggestions that you have found that works well are appreciated.


-Chris Schmechel


Chris Schmechel
UNC-CH School of Medicine
Office of Information Systems


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Hi all,

All these directories are for executable binary, right ?  How does one
decide which executable binary goes to which directory ?

/usr/bin : For what ?
/usr/local/bin:  for what ?
/sbin : ??
/opt/bin : ??
/var/opt/bin : ??

Is there any other /bin beside those above ?


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