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Re: OpenPackages comments



On Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at 02:47 AM, abs@purplei.com wrote:
> 	I'd prefer to keep /usr/local for files and programs outside 
> 	of the package system - mixing package and other programs in 
> 	the same tree make it a real pain working out what is what when 
> 	you upgrade a machine. 

  That give us five cases:
	- base system
	- local add-ons
	- local packages
	- site add-ons
	- site packages

  Where "add-on" means stuff outside of the package system.  So we'd
be looking at five path sets, something like:

	/usr
	/usr/local
	/usr/local/pkg
	/usr/site
	/usr/site/pkg

  And each of these would have bin, sbin, lib, libexec, share, and
friends...  I think I'd be happy enough dropping the pkg ones and
mixing them, and having less directories to search through, but I
can see why you would prefer to keep things separate.

	-Fred

Wilfredo Sánchez, wsanchez@apple.com
Open Source Engineering Lead
Apple Computer, Inc., Core Operating System Group
1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 94086, 408.974-5174

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