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Month: February 2012

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

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:57:19 -0500

What it comes down to is that there are three things that influence the choice
of where to install Trinity, and two are very dependent on the policies
espoused by a given distro:

-Is Trinity being installed through a package manager, or by hand?  If the
 latter, all bets are off and it could literally end up anywhere.

-Does this distro normally install KDE4 to a segregated location (/opt/kde4,
 /usr/kde/4, or whatever), or root it directly in /usr, which results in its
 applications landing in /usr/bin, where they can't easily be filtered from the
 PATH to avoid conflicts?

-What is this distro's package installation policy?  Does it adhere to the FHS
 slavishly, consider it useful but non-binding, or ignore it?  Are things normally
 sent to /usr, to /opt, or somewhere else?  Is there a specific reason to violate
 the standard policy in Trinity's case?

If I'm not mistaken, there are people from multiple distros (not just Arch 
people) now embroiled in this argument, and I don't think it's possible for 
us all to ever agree on a "best" installation location.  Let each packager make
the decision on the basis of what's best for their distro; multiple packagers
working on the same distro need to hash it out between themselves (ideally
without drawing people from other distros into the mess); non-packagers
can install to /rahrahtrinity if they want to and are willing to deal with the