BLFS use of /opt

dagmar at dagmar at
Sun Oct 6 11:59:59 PDT 2002

On Sun, 6 Oct 2002, Richard Lightman wrote:

> * 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.

This sound even more hideous than the problem of having a long PATH
declaration.  A directory full of symlinks?  Why not just symlink all of
/usr/bin and /usr/local/bin in there while you're at it and do away with
PATH statements for lusers entirely?

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