path vs symlinks

Rainer Peter Feller rainer at maren.desy.de
Mon Mar 31 00:01:08 PST 2003


On Sun, 30 Mar 2003, Joe wrote:

> so people are putting stuff in some unorthadox places. I would stick true to
> the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard but not having any package management it
> is easier for me to put all my added programs in there own directories so
> that i can easily remove them (the base system gets put in the normal
> directories) . It doesnt take much work either. Long configure line?? all
> you have to add is
> --prefix=/usr/local/package??
>
> "Rainer Peter Feller" <rainer at maren.desy.de> wrote in message
> news:Pine.SGI.4.44.0303261807220.551236-100000 at maren.desy.de...
> > On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Ian Molton wrote:
> >
> > > On Wed, 26 Mar 2003 09:36:25 +0000 (UTC)
> > > declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie ("Declan. Moriarty") wrote:
> > >
> > > > You'll break things if you hide binaries all over the
> > > > place, and end up with ./configure lines as long as your arm.
> > >
> > > Nah. I have gnome in /usr/gnome, gnome2 in /usr/gnome2, general stuff in
> > > /usr/apps and testing stuff in /usr/local
> > >
> > > --
> > > Don't support the war. Join Bjorns boycott of American products.
> > > --
> >
> > I have everything in /P/[package]/... symlinked to /...
> > works quite well!

don't get me wrong! my programs are compiled to work from "normal places"
the /P/ stuff has educational purpose!

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CUH Rainer Peter Feller
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