change /opt to /win Was: Re: SOLVED: Re: [CentOS] Installing Google's Picasa for Linux on CentOS 5

Lanny Marcus lannyma at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 13:46:56 UTC 2007


On 06 November 2007 , John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

>indeed.  in some filename/directory standard or another who's name
>escapes me, /opt is the standard place to install non-core distribution
>software packages ...   linux people often use /usr/local for this, but
>/usr/local is intended for site specific stuff, which software packages
>really aren't.

John: Thank you for the above explanation! As I just wrote, I made
that mistake about 2 1/2 years ago. I will change it, from /opt to
/win
and hopefully won't repeat that same mistake!
-- 
Lanny
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