Std. Dir. for 3rd Party S/W

Std. Dir. for 3rd Party S/W

Post by Wayne Farm » Tue, 16 May 1995 04:00:00



With SunOS 4.x, it became common to put 3rd party s/w in /usr/local to
get away from spraying files right through /usr.

Under Solaris 2, /opt was intended to take on that role but I still see
/usr/local being used.

What is the general opinion on this ?
/usr/local /opt/local ??
/usr/etc  /opt/etc  ??

 
 
 

Std. Dir. for 3rd Party S/W

Post by Andre Be » Sun, 21 May 1995 04:00:00


|> With SunOS 4.x, it became common to put 3rd party s/w in /usr/local to
|> get away from spraying files right through /usr.

|> Under Solaris 2, /opt was intended to take on that role but I still see
|> /usr/local being used.

|> What is the general opinion on this ?
|> /usr/local /opt/local ??
|> /usr/etc  /opt/etc  ??

Why not ln -s /usr/local /opt/local (or vice versa) ? My /opt is just
a symlink to /usr/opt so it's the same disk anyway.

I would ignore /usr/etc. It was used for additional admin-type binaries
on BSD and has almost completely moved to /usr/sbin. If you wanted to say
/usr/local/etc, the ln -s rule applys as well.

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