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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Arch - change standard install loc from /opt/trinity to /opt/tde?

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:32:35 -0500
On 22 February 2012 18:19, David C. Rankin
<drankinatty@...> wrote:
> Archers, All,
>  Currently, Arch installs trinity to /opt/trinity. Personally, I would like to
> move the default install to /opt/tde. Two reasons: (1) most important -- less
> typing; (2) the tradition of the install being in /opt/kde, why not standardize
> around /opt/tde?

Sure - if it bothers you that much :-)
>  For the rest of the community -- Where are you putting tde? It would just make
> sense to set a community-wide standard. Yes, I know that the location is
> irrelevant and can be obtained by the standard environment files, but we
> recently had a rebuild of 3.5.12 that moved from /opt/kde to /opt/kde3. That's
> fine, but depending upon the repo you hit to pull files from, your system would
> break due to install location differences in the various packages.

>  I don't have any hard feelings either way for any single location, but if it
> is all the same, then if possible, I would like to see a standard that all
> packagers could reference. Of course you don't have to use it, but if there is a
> standard install, the balance of builds will migrate to it over time.
>  What says the team?
> /opt/trinity
> /opt/tde
> /opt/tde_ver  (ver being a 2 or 3-digit version: eg. 13 or 313)
> /opt/other_suggestions?
>  Personally for me, /opt/tde works :)
> (/opt/trinity is probably my fault on arch anyway :)

from filesystem heirarchy standard

/opt is reserved for the installation of add-on application software packages.

A package to be installed in /opt must locate its static files in a separate /
opt/<package> or /opt/<provider> directory tree, where <package> is a name that
describes the software package and <provider> is the provider's LANANA
registered name.

I want to avoid anything in /usr/ OR /usr/local. esepcailly because
this will lead to overwriting of custom built kde4 apps ( which I have

I do not want to use /opt/tde_ver/ - this is why we have package
managers, so we don't need to maintain separate folders for each
version. let pacman handle the versions :-)

/opt/tde /opt/trinity either one is fine.