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#1 2005-05-05 00:34:44

viniosity
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Why /opt?

I'm sure there's a good reason (speed?) but why does Arch install some apps in /opt/ (like firefox) while others go in/usr/bin (like gaim)? Is it the comes with gnome vs. doesn't come with gnome thing?  In which case why not just put everything in /usr/bin?

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#2 2005-05-05 00:49:04

cactus
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Re: Why /opt?

i believe this has been talked about on the forum before..i don't have the link for it though..maybe someone else does?


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#3 2005-05-05 01:09:03

viniosity
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Re: Why /opt?

You're right.. I did some more digging and came up with it:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php? … plications

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