Install location for WM's

Mark Hymers markh at
Thu Aug 8 13:46:48 PDT 2002

On Thu, 08, Aug, 2002 at 07:52:09AM -0500, Larry Lawrence spoke thus..
> Where is the default installation area for window managers.  They seem to 
> default to /usr/local (which we move to /usr), but I'm tending to treat 
> them like KDE and Gnome and install them in /opt.  I would like to solicit 
> opinions and get a ruling from Mark.

URGH.  This one is nasty.

Erm..  I *think* /usr is correct but I'm still contemplating /usr/X11R6.
Let me find my printed copy of the FHS and I'll get back to you on this.


Mark Hymers                                    BLFS Editor
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