Subject: Re: which LOCALBASE to use on non-NetBSD systems?
To: None <>
From: Klaus Heinz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/27/2004 23:54:23
Gavan Fantom wrote:

> I do bulk builds at work, and I use /opt/pkg for these. A lot of Sun 
> people strongly object to anything like this being installed in /usr on a 
> Solaris system.

I would like to suggest that we change the default path for LOCALBASE
to /opt/pkg on Solaris.

  + "Third-party software below /opt" is officially recommended in
    Solaris documentation.
  + People are used to this from other package systems (/opt/sfw,
    /opt/csw) and are less likely to object in comparison to /usr/pkg.
  - It's not the same path as on the other pkgsrc platforms.