BLFS use of /opt

Mark Hymers markh at
Wed Jan 1 11:05:27 PST 2003

On Tue, 31, Dec, 2002 at 04:39:35PM -0600, Dagmar d'Surreal spoke thus..
> On Tue, 2002-12-31 at 16:17, Mark Hymers wrote:
> > I think our use of /opt is now *reasonably* consistent (with the
> > possible exception we could possibly move to /opt/gnome-1 and
> > /opt/gnome-2 instead of gnome{1,2}).
> > 
> > If anybody can see any orhter exceptions please let the list know.
> I know this is probably spitting into the wind, but there seems to
> really be no need to separate these at all.  Unless you deliberately
> want to have user accounts that can choose the older Gnome 1.4.x tree
> _alone_ as their desktop (which is bad for many, many reasons) these two
> code trees play well together.  The neophiliacs on the list can easily
> confirm for you that even Evolution 1.2.1's use of some of the Gnome
> 1.5.x (older devel stuff) libraries doesn't break a thing.

Personally I see it as being clean - I'm not about to reopen the debate.
It also means that once(if) all of your apps are gnome-2 based and you
have no need to gnome-1 libraries etc, you can rm -fr /opt/gnome-1 (and
remove it from etc.) and its gone.

Anyway, that's my decision (sorry to be blunt but otherwise the
discussion will ramble on for ages again).


Mark Hymers <markh at linuxfromscratch dot org>

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