On a serious note, what I'd change about FreeBSD hier(7)

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Wed May 6 20:45:48 UTC 2020

On Wed, 6 May 2020 18:21:59 +0100
Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 6 May 2020 at 16:21, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> >
> > FreeBSD's general organisation keeps all non-OS stuff stored
> > in /usr/local; the directories owned by the OS have a specific
> > purpose which is reflected by their name and location
> I'd pretty much want to have all non-base stuff into somewhere else
> than /usr/local.

	Why ? /usr/local is explicitly for non-base stuff so what would go
in there ?

> I like NetBSD installing ports in /usr/pkg (or
> whenever you want set your $PREFIX to). I'd rather have /usr/local for
> my own personal software and avoid it messing up with official ports.

	Why fight the system when you could just have /usr/personal
or /site or /opt or something for your own stuff without changing existing

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>

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