[Slackbuilds-users] Installing in /opt?

Pierre Cazenave pwcazenave at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 13:18:37 UTC 2009

I have a SlackBuild for GRASS GIS which by default installs to 
/usr/local/grass-$VERSION. In this directory is a hierarchy including a 
bin, lib, share etc. I was wondering if this is the type of installation 
which would best be put in /opt/grass-$VERSION because splitting out all 
the subdirectories so they lived in /usr would almost certainly result 
in some breakage as upstream don't intend it to be packaged this way. As 
it is, it's a bit of a mission to get it to install in a packageable 
manner at all.

I know there's a couple of packages which install to /opt (GoogleEarth 
and OpenOffice spring to mind), so just wanted to check this was 
acceptable behaviour prior to submitting a build.


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