Question regarding local scripts

Will Parsons varro at nodomain.invalid
Mon Feb 23 18:32:00 UTC 2015

Raimund Sacherer wrote:
> Hello, 
> I am rather new to FreeBSD, putting a couple of new servers in production. I read a lot in the manuals, the man hier and googled around, but I can't find best practices for storing local scripts / apps. 
> In Debian this part was easy, Debian never touches /usr/local, so I had this complete namespace for internal use. 
> How to do this in FreeBSD the sane way? 
> I thought of creating /scripts, but this seems odd, I thought of /opt/scripts or /opt/scripts/[s]bin hierarchy, or /opt/local/[s]bin hierarchy, but I am not sure how you are doing this sort of thing. 
> I think what I like best would be to recreate a sort of /usr/local hierarchy under /opt/local. 

I was a bit hesitant at first too, when I moved from Linux to freeBSD,
but now I have no qualms at all about installing local software under
/usr/local (assuming the software is meant for general use - if just
for one user, install under $HOME).  There's really no need IMO to
keep it separate from software installed by pkg.


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