On Sat, 30 May 2009 18:55:15 -0400, Glen Barber <glen.j.bar...@gmail.com> wrote: > For (my own) clarity sake, won't that take up space in '/'? (Not > arguing, just never thought of using /opt on FreeBSD...)
This depends on your file system layout, Glen. If you put everything into one partition, i. e. /, then everything is going into /. If you have separate partitions, e. g. /, /tmp, /var, /usr and /home, then /opt would take space on /. On most installations that use this approach, / is "as big as needed" for what it is used: the basic SUM stuff and mountpoints, nothing more. Of couse, it's possible to extend the approach mentioned to have another partition for /opt. In order to not to deal with this problem, one could even make a symlink /opt@ -> /usr/local2. To summarize: You are correct. :-) By the way, I've not seen anyone using /opt on FreeBSD yet, I just wanted to mention that it is possible. (There are other "Solarisisms" that I've already seen, such as /export on FreeBSD which is usually used on Solaris for NFS shares.) -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"