Putting files into a /opt folder for cross-platform compatibility

Michael Hall mhall119 at ubuntu.com
Wed Aug 8 21:45:27 UTC 2012

Installing into /opt/extras.ubuntu.com/<packagename>/ is the current
policy when submitting through MyApps for the Extras repository.


Michael Hall
mhall119 at ubuntu.com

On 08/08/2012 05:38 PM, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> Virtual GL is a program I'd like to bring to Ubuntu at some point.  It's
> already been packaged by the Bumblebee project, however the upstream
> author doesn't quite like their version of the packaging precisely
> because it's policy compliant.
> Basically, the "normal" way virtualgl is distributed is by installing to
> a special folder within /opt, on whatever platform (Linux, Mac, Solaris,
> etc).  This makes the manual consistent, and allows certain scripts to
> run crossplatform.
> Would a sort of virtualgl-compat package that puts symlinks in /opt
> pointing to the appropriate files in the real package be acceptable for
> the archive?
> Thanks,
> Scott Ritchie

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