[Slackbuilds-users] Installing in /opt?

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Thu Sep 3 13:24:29 UTC 2009

On Thu, 03 Sep 2009 13:18:37 +0000
Pierre Cazenave <pwcazenave at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

Yeah, that sounds like the best solution.

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