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Re: OCD programmers and backwards compatibility :-).



On Tue, 2007-01-23 at 22:05 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Robin Laing wrote:
> >> I've  heard of the project before, but can't put my finger on 
> >> anything that the
> >> current version provides that couldn't have been done with backwards
> >> compatibility as Solaris has done.   Instead we've had a decade of slow
> >> and painful changes to new and more or less arbitrary locations.  
> >> (/opt is
> >> in one year, /srv the next...)
> >>
> >
> > This is an interesting issue as my upgrade to FC6 pointed out an issue 
> > with standards.  Where I work, we use some NFS mounts and part of that 
> > is what is mounted in /opt.  The powers in charge have decided that 
> > /opt is now a network mount.  Oops, I had installed my local programs 
> > into /opt as I have done and been told to for ages and even the FHS 
> > isn't clear.
> >
> I think /opt was originally conceived as a place for vendor or third 
> party packages
> that were not part of the base distribution. 

Caldera was big on third party large packages and /opt was the official
place to put them. The theory was that an upgrade would by-pass /opt and
not break that which was fixed. Smart thinking, I thought. I use it
today. Ric

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