Install location for WM's
bdubbs at swbell.net
Thu Aug 8 20:33:50 PDT 2002
Mark Hymers wrote:
>On Thu, 08, Aug, 2002 at 09:46:48PM +0100, Mark Hymers spoke thus..
>>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.
>Found it (under my bed).
>Right, /usr/X11R6 is probably wrong:
>"/usr/X11R6: This hierarchy is reserved for the X Window System, version
> 11, release 6, *and related files*"
>How do we interpret *related files*?
>The only problem I have with shoving them in /opt is that everytime you
>install a window manager you end up with a high level directory and also
>that most WMs don't have so many files that it's (IMO) worth having a
>seperate /opt/<WM> directory for them.
>/usr is the catchall I suppose.
>The answer - I'm not sure yet (sorry). I'll wait and see what other
>people say before making a final decision (although obviously given the
>deadline I need to make it quickly). Anyway, at least I'm being a
>benevolant dictator if I solict opinions first.
>Comments on what people think - and do you agree with my interpretation
>of the FHS comments on /usr/X11R6?
Yes. It definately does not go in the X11 hierrarchy. If it is
installed in /opt, how many files is it? KDE has 17522 :)
XFree86 only has 7084 and Qt has 3087.
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