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Re: relocatable packages ?



On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 23:03 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> >>>>> "DK" == David Kewley <kewley gps caltech edu> writes:
> 
> DK> I've made relocatable rpms for e.g. Matlab.  My idea is that I
> DK> want it in /opt but my colleague across campus might want it in
> DK> /usr/local/.  No way does it belong in /usr.
> 
> I put Matlab in /usr, as with anything that I install using the
> package system.  I'm not sure why something like, say, Octave or
> R would go in /usr but Matlab or Splus wouldn't.

Well if you read the fhs there is a good reason to keep matlab out
of /usr.
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#THEUSRHIERARCHY
read the 4th sentence

and then:

http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#OPTADDONAPPLICATIONSOFTWAREPACKAGES


so /opt is the appropriate place according to the fhs

/usr/local is wrong b/c package-managed software should not be
in /usr/local

-sv



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