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Old 05-12-2004, 12:00 PM   #1
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Use of /opt


How much does the various distributions use /opt, and using how much space?
RH 7.x didn't put anything there, Slack puts a few things there.
What about Gentoo, which I'll probably switch to in a near future...
Likewise for non-distro apps. Oracle likes to install itself there. OO puts its installer there.

Once upon a time there was discussions that all non-distro should go to /opt, haven't heard much of that since.
I haven't looked at Debian-based modular project (forgot the name), maybe htey're doing something interesting...

It's not a problem for me, I'm merely laying out the structure for a new system. I usually puts all non-distro in /usr/local, but some apps likes to install into /opt per default.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 09:18 PM   #2
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From what I've seen, /opt really isn't all that necessary anymore. Stands for optional...

I know in some cases KDE might install stuff there but it really doesn't take all that much space. You can easily place it on the same partition / is mounted at, etc.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 10:46 PM   #3
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Coming from an LFS/source code point of view, I think it's a nice directory to keep around. I use fluxbox but decided to give the new KDE a try. Since I built everything with a ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde , I can just delete the entire damn directory with no ramifications what so ever..... Nice.... But, yea, I don't think alot of distros use it anymore. It's more of a Unix thing....
 
Old 05-13-2004, 09:56 AM   #4
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Coming from an LFS/source code point of view, I think it's a nice directory to keep around. I use fluxbox but decided to give the new KDE a try. Since I built everything with a ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde , I can just delete the entire damn directory with no ramifications what so ever..... Nice.... But, yea, I don't think alot of distros use it anymore. It's more of a Unix thing....
Tnx guys. Been using Linux since '96, so I kind of knew things. I resently switched from RH to Slack, and plan to move to Gentoo, so I was interested in what various distro's do in /opt.
Back some years ago, there was talks about keeping most non-distro stuff in /opt, so traditionally, I've had a separate /opt partition. No use for that anymore :-
 
  


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