Subject: Re: netscape (binary package)
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/11/1999 14:13:15
On Mon, 11 Jan 1999, Jason Thorpe wrote:

:  > (Since there would be a wrapper script, you could conceivably just dump it
:  > all under lib/netscape and be done with it.  $PREFIX/netscape is Ugly.)
: Why is it Ugly?  I think it self-contains it nicely.  Besides, you're not
: supposed to put executables in lib :-)

Well, that adds Yet Another top-level directory in /usr/pkg.  It seems
rather cluttering to me, that way.

Whether or not to put executables in lib--well, you *can* conceivably split
the netscape pkgs up to use different directories, but it's painful.  `lib'
is oft a catch-all for third party software.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.