[DRE-maint] Bug#448639: Bug#448639: rubygems: please install gems in /usr/local/lib/gems/1.8
Shot (Piotr Szotkowski)
shot at hot.pl
Wed Dec 19 13:44:39 UTC 2007
> /usr/local is the area where the local
> system administrator should unroll his mess.
Isn’t /opt for this? I never fully grasped the
official FHS difference between /usr/local and /opt…
> In any case, /var is meant for variable data - things which are
> prone to change by themselves (such as all kinds of databases).
IIRC, the original reason for moving non-packaged gems out of /usr/lib
was that /usr should be mountable read-only (e.g., over a network), and
some gems tend to write into their own install directory.
> The reality is that maildir is only useful on some setups
> with remote mounted mailboxes and broken NFS locking.
Is there any other kind? -- Marco d'Itri and Branden Robinson, debian-policy
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