[xubuntu-users] shell tools

Len Philpot lphilpot01 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 13:51:46 UTC 2017

Of course it depends onthe developer/packager to an extent(whether or 
not they follow standards). Thereare the occasional packages that 
install under /opt yet also put stuff under /usr/lib, /usr/share, etc. 
Fortunately that doesn't happen too often. On our Solaris boxen, we have 
stuff in just about every location- wherever the packager wanted it to 
go. Usually the packaging tools keep track of it, but not always...

*Len Philpot*
lphilpot01 at gmail.com <mailto:lphilpot01 at gmail.com>
/Sent from Thunderbird on Xubuntu Linux/
On 01/10/2017 06:24 AM, Ulli Horlacher wrote:
> On Tue 2017-01-10 (07:17), Benjamin P. August wrote:
>> In some worlds it was /opt and others it was /usr/local that got used for
>> extra packages.
> There is a BIG difference:
> Applications in /opt/ are in ONE subdirectory, whereas in /usr/local/ they
> are spread over many subdirectories.
> To remove an application under /opt you can simply "rm /opt/$APPLICATION"
> This is not possible for a /usr/local/ installation.
>> But Solaris (SysV based) used /opt
> Also HPUX, AIX, OSF/1, etc...

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