OK, you SYS5.4 fans and, I'm told, HP-UX 10.0. Help me settle a
very hot topic.
What the heck is /opt _REALLY_ for?
My understanding is that it is for purchased third party software
that was put together using the packaging facility under SYS5.4.
I suppose that other non-packaged software could be put there however.
What about database software, /opt/oracle?
Does the old standy of /usr/local now take a backseat? Is ite,now /opt/
(gnu for the Free Software foundation)
There have been more than a few heated discussion about the use of
the directory and so called "company standards". Some seem to think
that they know exactly what it's purpose is for but its not
clear to me. Is there an "official" explanation for its existance or
is it mostly subjective?
Any input appreciated.