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Re: /usr/local vs. /opt



On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 05:28:46PM +0100, James Wilkinson wrote:
> David Mackintosh wrote:
> > We've gone through several iterations here.  If the software is going
> > to be used by multiple machines, I put it in /usr/local because my
> > /usr/local tree is nfs-shared across my network.  (Yes, I'm grimly
> > aware of a non-local 'local' directory.)
> It *is* local. It's *site*-local.

We've had scenarios where we needed to differentiate between site-local
and this-machine-local.  In those cases, I prefer that "local" mean
"this-machine".

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