Question about package usage of /opt
LD 'Gus' Landis
ldlandis at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 20:45:27 UTC 2009
We are planning to create a package for the GT.M database,
provided by Fidelity National Information Systems.
Fidelity has officially secured the /opt/lsb-gtm space at
and so our convention is to use names like
for the directory holding version 5.3-003 of their software.
Once installed, NOTHING in the directory is ever changed.
It is read/execute only. Other than a couple of standard
libraries (which may not be installed by default), nothing
is stored outside of this directory (/opt/lsb-gtm).
Is this acceptable? It does seem compatible with the fhs
document mentioned by Daniel (below), but I don't want
to use "old tapes". Thank You!
daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com said:
> As far as I know, we generally prefer to not install to /opt.
> http://www.pathname.com/fhs/2.2/fhs-3.12.html - but
> maybe that's a question that you could bring up on
> ubuntu-devel- discuss at lists.ubuntu.com
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