[MPlayer-users] Re: Commercial detection (was: Re: Can mencoder write partialfiles w hile encoding?)

Jonathan Rogers jonner at teegra.net
Sat Aug 30 03:11:03 CEST 2003

D Richard Felker III wrote:
> Just use /usr/local. The whole point of /usr/local is that your
> package system shouldn't mess with it, and installing stuff there
> won't mess up your package system. The only possible exception is if
> you install a newer version of a dynamic library, and one of your
> packaged programs then uses the new version and fails because of
> version incompatibility, but that shouldn't happen, since libs with
> new abi should be given a new major version number (or if they change
> frequently like libavcodec they should not be built dynamic at all!).

Yes, /usr/local is quite acceptible and I've done that before. A lot of 
this is just a matter of personal preference.

Jonathan Rogers

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