safetycopy wrote:Not really sure why /opt, but I'll go with it for now
I know it's "bad" but I always put big apps on my data partition
It has to do with the hierarchical file system, as I understand it. I always thought of /opt as being "/optional" - the idea that anything going in /opt is fairly distinct from the rest of the root hierarchy, in that anytime I've installed something in opt I've ended up with an /opt/lib and even /opt/etc - distinct from /usr/lib or /lib or /etc. If the time comes to remove the package it shouldn't interfere with the rest of the system.
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