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Re: relocatable packages ?



>>>>> "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.

DK> Is there something wrong with using relocations in such a case?

Try installing your package via kickstart.  Or yum.  You will find
that there is no way to relocate anything.

 - J<


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