BLFS use of /opt

Richard Lightman richard at
Sun Oct 6 08:58:39 PDT 2002

* Tushar Teredesai <tush at> [2002-10-06 16:04]:
> The problem with putting packages in /opt is that many things may need 
> to be changed - path, library path, manpath, infopath, path for pkgconfig.
There is supposed to be /opt/bin, which is full of links to things in
/opt/kde/bin, /opt/gnome/bin, ...

The same sort of thing should happen for /opt/lib, /opt/man,
opt/info, ...

This way you should only have to add opt once for each thing like path,
instead of adding one entry for each package in path.

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