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Section - 8.21 What happened to /usr/local? What are these /usr/contrib and /opt directories?

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Updated: 04/04/01

As of HP-UX 10.00, things have been moved around some -- probably for
the better:

/opt
    optional HP software packages like the ANSI C & C++ compilers and
    debuggers, and the Java[TM] SDK; larger 3rd-party apps (ie - emacs,
    Perl 5)
/usr/contrib
    Unsupported, 3rd-party or public-domain software compiled and
    maintained by the local IT group on their software depot
    (ie - nn, gzip & other GNU utils)
/usr/local
    workstation-unique software packages that users have installed
    themselves, or are local to a specific machine.  This directory
    is world-writable (ack!).

For more information on the SVR4 filesystem layout, see hier(5).

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