Bug 11997 - does not separate systems binaries from user/optional/misc binaries
Summary: does not separate systems binaries from user/optional/misc binaries
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: filesystem
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2000-06-08 22:16 UTC by kervin pierre
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-08 22:16:19 UTC


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Description kervin pierre 2000-06-08 22:16:18 UTC
does not separate systems binaries from user/optional/misc binaries

all programs are installed in /usr/bin.  Systems binaries as well as any
other binaries chosen during installation.  User should be given the option
to separate them

(i) Makes it very difficult for users to upgrade easily using source.
(ii) system administrators to integrate redhat into existing systems.

give users/administrators a choice to install gnome/kde/misc. apps
somewhere else.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-06-10 22:16:40 UTC
Users are free to install their own binaries in /usr/local, /opt, etc.
Programs shipped with the system are, by definition, system binaries,
and therefore installed in the normal directories.


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