[osgeo4w-dev] Progress Update

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Mar 14 19:04:03 EDT 2008

andrea antonello wrote:
> Were are applications supposed to live, that are completely contained
> inside a folder and are not flexible enough to be split into bin, lib
> and share etc? Udig is an executable inside a folder containing all
> the needed libs and referring to those through the internal relative
> path. I will investigate the possibility to split, but were to put it
> if it has to be like that? Perhaps a /opt would be the most linux-like
> choice? Are there other softwares having the same porblem?


I think /opt would be a good choice.  GRASS had the same problem and I
just put it directly under the root as C:\OSGeo4W\grass-... but that is
rather messy.  I'll also have the same issue with OpenEV when it is ready
to go.

So I'm +1 on putting such things under /opt with a directory name closely
reflective of the package name.

Best regards,
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