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Date:      Wed, 6 May 2020 21:45:40 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: On a serious note, what I'd change about FreeBSD hier(7)
Message-ID:  <20200506214540.247500820cf8701968ac01c9@sohara.org>
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On Wed, 6 May 2020 18:21:59 +0100
Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 6 May 2020 at 16:21, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:
> >
> > FreeBSD's general organisation keeps all non-OS stuff stored
> > in /usr/local; the directories owned by the OS have a specific
> > purpose which is reflected by their name and location
> 
> 
> I'd pretty much want to have all non-base stuff into somewhere else
> than /usr/local.

	Why ? /usr/local is explicitly for non-base stuff so what would go
in there ?

> I like NetBSD installing ports in /usr/pkg (or
> whenever you want set your $PREFIX to). I'd rather have /usr/local for
> my own personal software and avoid it messing up with official ports.

	Why fight the system when you could just have /usr/personal
or /site or /opt or something for your own stuff without changing existing
conventions.

-- 
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>



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