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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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Ben Finney