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Subject: Re: epics debian repository update
From: Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov>
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 14:36:58 -0500
On Wednesday 19 May 2010 13:55:26 Davidsaver, Michael wrote:
>
> I wonder if relocating the tree under '/usr/lib/epics/' (like
> /usr/lib/gcc/) or '/opt/epics' would be more acceptable?  Though I would
> definitely say that the long term solution is making the EPICS build
> system more flexible with respect to filesystem layout.

The FHS suggests /opt/epics/<package> as the best location (although I admit 
that epics is not currently a LANANA registered provider name).  See
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#OPTADDONAPPLICATIONSOFTWAREPACKAGES
for what it says about /opt.  That is where I usually install the code for 
training courses.

The FHS document also says:
    Large software packages must not use a direct subdirectory under the
    /usr hierarchy.
About /usr/lib it says:
    /usr/lib includes object files, libraries, and internal binaries that
    are not intended to be executed directly by users or shell scripts.
this /usr/lib/epics would not be appropriate for many things.


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