[tex-live] Default installation violates filesystem hierarchy standards

Tristan Miller psychonaut at nothingisreal.com
Sun Sep 27 22:38:41 CEST 2015


On Sunday 27 September 2015, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> when I started to use Linux and TeX Live in 2005, /usr/local was a
> common place for software that was not a part of the Linux distro.
> After the default installation of Linux it was created automatically
> but /opt did not exist. Even now if I compile a package from the
> sources (eg I needed a newer version of gnuplot), "make install"
> installs it to /usr/local, not to /opt.

/usr/local has always been (and remains) the correct place to install 
packages compiled from source, provided that they put all their files in 
the "correct" places (executables in /usr/local/bin, libraries in 
/usr/local/lib, data in /usr/local/share, etc.).  The /opt hierarchy was 
created for those rare packages which do not follow this convention.


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