Deinstall software

Chris Rees utisoft at
Sun May 31 08:03:22 UTC 2009

2009/5/31 Polytropon <freebsd at>:
> 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.)

IIRC, I installed NetBeans onto my computer a really long time ago...
and it wormed into /opt. Disgraceful behaviour, I can't remember why I
didn't use ports. That was when I switched to Eclipse!


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