Re: Proper folder for non-Debian binaries
- Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:53:03 +1000
- From: Ben Finney <bignose@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Proper folder for non-Debian binaries
Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Denying an admin the right to create other directories in the root of
> /usr/local/ makes no sense to me.
It makes sense in the context of “this space reserved for future use”.
The operating system reserves some name spaces – including the root
directory – to allow newer versions to introduce new entries
unilaterally, knowing that any existing entry found there is *already*
in violation of the standard and should be removed.
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