[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANNOUNCE: Utrecht Haskell Compiler (UHC) --
barsoap at web.de
Tue Apr 21 06:57:53 EDT 2009
"Richard O'Keefe" <ok at cs.otago.ac.nz> wrote:
> > This is good advice (/usr/local is fine though).
> Actually, no, it isn't.
> To start with, these days it's chock full of stuff
> which is hardly less critical for system operation
> than anything you'll find in /bin.
More importantly, /usr/local is a bugger to manage by hand, even if the
sources came with uninstall capabilities, chances are they're not
around, anymore, or messed up.
I prefer to have stuff in /opt/<package name>, with links to the
binaries in /opt/bin. Manual user installs go into ~/opt, one-file
stuff (mostly self-written) into ~/bin. There's also some scripts in
~/dos to start some games with dosbox, but those don't count.
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