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Re: Proper folder for non-Debian binaries




On Wed 19 Apr 2017 at 13:46:51 (-0400), Felix Miata wrote:
> Brian composed on 2017-04-19 14:03 (UTC+0100):
> 
> > On Wed 19 Apr 2017 at 07:30:20 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> 
> >> I wish to use SeaMonkey's Linux executable to maintain maximum compatibility
> >> with my Windows machine.
> 
> >> Using https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard as a guide
> >> I see several possible folders.
> 
> >> What is Debian's preferred folder for executables available to all users.
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> 
> > /usr/local/bin
> 
> I think not such a good idea, especially for any who need immediate availability
> of multiple versions of a web browsing application. Better
> /usr/local/<applicationNameVersion>, like so:
> # ls -gG /usr/local/
> drwxr-xr-x  2  4096 Mar  2 01:17 bin
> drwxr-xr-x  3  4096 Dec 28 03:58 Brother
> drwxrwxr-x  2  4096 Mar 31 11:51 dfsee
> drwxr-xr-x  3  4096 Feb 28 12:58 etc
> drwxrwxrwx 13  4096 Dec 12  2013 ff2
[... etc ...]

That conflicts with the FHS §4.9 and with Debian's Policy Manual §9.1.1&2.

Cheers,
David.