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Old May 24, 2014, 14:02   #11
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Just curious: Why does it store the binary into /usr/local/games rather than /usr/local/bin? (I see that the Linux FHS seems to imply to that the "games" directory should be there, but it seems really arbitrary and the FHS is basically obsolete on several issues and probably this one too.). I know that e.g. Arch Linux does not have /usr/local/games in the $PATH by default and so this could lead to some confusion. It also seems like a pretty arbitrary distinction to separate out game binaries from the rest of everything.
Probably the $BASEDIR/games vs. $BASEDIR/bin distinction is a relic from an era where the computers were multi-user and overly zealous sysadmins wanted to restrict which users could play games and when.
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Old May 26, 2014, 13:52   #12
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There was a discussion about this several years ago where people like takkaria and Magnate had opinions, and I guess the current setup is a result of that. IIRC my contribution to the discussion was along the lines of "Whatever". I suppose I should start trying to care now.
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Strangely that page doesn't mention "games", but the FHS itself does. Regardless of that my impression has been that the FHS is largely obsolete/irrelevant at this point anyway.
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