Craig M.Reece craigthulu at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 24 05:18:35 PDT 2001

On Tuesday, July 24, 2001 06:45 am, Mark Hymers spoke thusly:
> Ok people,  this is going to cause trouble I know...
> I've changed my mind on the FHS issue.
> We're going to go for FHS compliance from the outset now.  This means
> when instructions are submitted, they'll come to the list and we'll try
> and make them FHS compliant if they're not.
> Also, IMHO, --prefix=/usr/local should be our starting point for
> installing packages which are FHS compliant.  This means that we'll have
> a clear distinction between LFS installed packages and BLFS installed
> packages and it should also make it easier to people to keep track and
> do upgrades.  Obviously there are exceptions like X11 (/usr/X11R6) and
> opinion so far (on irc esp.) seems to be in favour of things like gnome
> and KDE going into /opt/[kde|gnome].
> Right.  That's it really.  [Dons flame-proof suit]

Actually I loathe the entire /usr/local hierarchy concept and put everything 
not LFS in /opt/{package} (which is also in compliance with the FHS as of the 
last time I read it).

More information about the blfs-book mailing list