SOLVED: Re: [CentOS] Installing Google's Picasa for Linux on CentOS 5

John R Pierce pierce at
Wed Nov 7 02:24:03 UTC 2007

Florin Andrei wrote:
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> JACKPOT! Your "wild guess" was *dead* on! Google is installing into
>> /opt    I'd forgotten that I have /opt as  FAT32, to safely move files
>> between NTFS and ext3. This is a dual boot, WinXP and CentOS 5 box.
> Use something else for that, not /opt. Just make up some directory 
> name, unmount /opt, re-mount the FAT32 partition under the new 
> directory, and then leave /opt alone.

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.

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