Subject: Re: Installation of additional software
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG,>
From: Andrew Cagney <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/15/1994 11:19:26
Excerpts from mail: 14-Sep-94 Re: Installation of additio.. Mark
Gooderum@SCTC.COM (5984)

> In general sites tend to install either one package per dir/tree (ala
> /usr/local/wp51, /usr/local/frame, etc) or everything in one tree (ala
> /usr/local), epecially free software.  The most common reason I here for
> seperate dirs is either A.) the product install won't support anything
> else, common for commercial software, or B.) they want an easy way to
> cleanup or identify a package.

Add: C) Have concurrent versions installed (testing/compatibility); D)
back out of a package update instantly.

				regards Andrew