Re: Experiment: Neophyte versus Windows XP & Debian Woody
From: Erik Steffl (steffl_at_bigfoot.com)
To: Debian-User List <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 22:29:27 -0800
On Tue, 2003-11-25 at 17:12, Tom wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 06:33:57PM -0500, Paul Morgan wrote:
> > In my experience, /opt and /usr/local have slightly different functions.
> > /opt would be used for vendor applications, etc., whereas /usr/local
> > would be used for locally built tools, etc.
> Adobe Acrobat and VMWare both install to /usr/local.
> Should they be in /opt or are there further considerations...
> What does /opt stand for? "Optional"? "Options?"
according to fhs it's definitely /opt
> What does /var stand for?
I guess variable (fhs says: /var contains variable data files)
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