Excerpt from Linux Cookbook, Part 1
Subject:   what about opt?
Date:   2004-12-10 16:37:54
From:   wizkid
everything not handled by the package management is installed in /opt
i got along very well this way and as far as it occured to me, this is the place where it belongs. and then it might make sense to do the find-grep-install-find-grep-diff trick. at least more sense than scanning the whole filesystem which nowadays can be quite huge.
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  • what about opt?
    2004-12-13 07:05:10  elanthis [View]

    A lot of apps and utilities require that they be installed in the same place as certain system packages, due to the (imo) poor way the framework is built.