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

From: Baho Utot <baho-utot@...>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:26:53 -0500
On 02/23/2012 08:58 AM, Calvin Morrison wrote:
> On 23 February 2012 08:41, Baho Utot<baho-utot@...>  wrote:
>> On 02/22/2012 09:01 PM, Jay wrote:
>> /usr/local most certainly not. Personally i am using /usr as i have no KDE4
>> installed. For the others i would imagine /opt/trinity as per instructions
>> ... cmon .... 4 more letters is not really hard yakka.
>> Jay
>> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 1:53 AM, Baho Utot<baho-utot@...>
>> wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 22 February 2012 06:19:15 pm David C. Rankin 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?
>>>>    For the rest of the community -- Where are you putting tde?
>>> /usr/local
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>> Isn't it easier to move to /usr from /usr/local?
>> A few simple sed's and the environment is fixed.
>> Ever look at startkde.ah or
> Again:
>> 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 amongst a group of hosts, but not found in /usr.
>> Locally installed software must be placed within /usr/local rather than /usr unless it is being installed to>replace or upgrade software in /usr"
> I use /usr/ for my packages installed from my repos. stuff in
> /usr/local is things I manually install, or keep back because I need
> them.
> that is not a place for packages.


trinity is not software locally installed by the local system admin?

/usr/local IS for software installed after the base distribution.  Since 
trinity is not installed by default in a lot of distros, onw should 
place that sofware into /usr/local
What will you do when it is or how is distros supposed to pick it up if 
it won't work when installed into /usr?

Installation into /usr _should_ be the goal not playing with 
installation into /opt.

Any way it's not an issue with me as I will continue on.....onward on my 
own path installing into /usr/local, since it is your way or no way.

/usr/local simplifes the install and keeps it separate from the distro 
stuff (Arch soon to be my own scratch built ) and does not interfere 
with QT4 and KDE4 and without all the mumbo jumbo associated with the 
install into /opt.  The build goes better and the install goes better.