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Old 05-31-2004, 11:05 PM   #1
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The theory of /usr/local ?


Just out of curiousity, what is the point of the /usr/local directory? Why not just have the programs install in /usr ? o_0
 
Old 05-31-2004, 11:12 PM   #2
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From the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/

"The /usr/local hierarchy is for use by the system administrator when installing software locally. It needs to be safe from being overwritten when the system software is updated. It may be used for programs and data that are shareable among a group of hosts, but not found in /usr."
 
  


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