Deinstall software

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat May 30 23:22:12 UTC 2009

On Sat, 30 May 2009 18:55:15 -0400, Glen Barber <glen.j.barber at> 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.)

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