FHS Compliant...

Thomas 'Balu' Walter tw at itreff.de
Mon Jul 3 00:38:44 PDT 2000

+-Gioffre Torricio-(gioffreus at mindspring.com)-[01.07.00 09:05]:
> /opt is specifically mentioned in the FHS 2.0 and I think the newer
> one as well. Like Gerard says, /opt is for optional software. KDE
> defaults its installation root to /opt. Even though KDE is mandatory
> for me, I observe KDE's default. I don't want to pollute /usr with
> this sort of stuff even though I use it and love it...

IMHO /opt is used for bigger packages that use their own directory-structure,
as KDE, Netscape or similar.

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