[Portland] /opt setup

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Thu Jul 20 07:28:02 PDT 2006

On 7/20/06, Wichmann, Mats D <mats.d.wichmann at intel.com> wrote:
>> While we were testing Picasa, we found that it was neccessary to do
>>   ln -s /opt/picasa/bin/picasa /usr/bin/picasa
> When we worked on something similar xdg-utils in LSB a while back,
> one of the pieces was a way for an application to "register" a
> small script into /etc/profile.d.  /etc/profile.d/picasa.{sh,csh}
> could handle adding an element to the path, no?

Potentially.  But putting a link in /usr/bin (or /opt/bin) seems a
lot less sensitive to profile setup f*ckups like:
(which btw I still haven't quite figured out).

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