"Daniel C. Sobral" wrote:
> Mike Meyer wrote:
> >
> > Rant second: FreeBSD *violates* years of traditions with it's
> > treatment of /usr/local. /usr/local is for *local* things, not add-on
> > software packages! Coopting /usr/local for non-local software creates
> > needless complexity and confusion, which of course leads to needless
> > pain.
> Not for everyone. FreeBSD adopted one of the ways /usr/local was being
> used. You can keep ranting on this and pretending the way above is how
> everyone used /usr/local as long as you want, but the fact is that you
> won't get this changed.

I worked on smail as early as 1985; it installed in /usr/local way back
then.  I think the "/usr/local is for local extensions" is a SysV mindset.

            "Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket?"

Wes Peters                                                         Softweyr LLC
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