structure and names of directories in /opt/local

Martin Krischik krischik at
Tue Feb 17 00:41:13 PST 2009

David Epstein schrieb:

> Can someone say something about the general structure of /opt/local. For
> example, what kind of material goes into "share", and why is it called
> "share"? Who is sharing it? I recognize src as source, but what is var
> about?


The names aren't all that telling which is probably the reason why the
Mac does not follow the FHS.



Martin Krischik
krischik at

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