Why '/opt/gnome2' disappears in SuSE Linux 9.3
I was using
/opt/gnome2 as install prefix for my Gnome developement
on my SuSE Linux 9.3 box. One fine day, the
disappeared suddenly. I didn't know how. I ran YaST update before that.
So, I assumed that YaST probably done something with this. Moreover, I
never login as root on my machine. Neither I do
su. Intially, I
grant all access to my regular username using
sudo. It seems that
YaST has sent a mail to the root after purging
on which it has no business at all. But since I didn't login as root for
a long time, I was not aware of this. Here is the message.
Hallo SuSE Linux user.
Filesystem hierarchy was significantly changed in SuSE Linux 9.0 and all GNOME/GTK related programs now reside in /opt/gnome.
Following directories was removed from live system and moved to /var/adm/backup/GNOME: /opt/gnome2
Please check if there is anything useful and then remove them.
GNOME themes can be simply moved to /opt/gnome/share/themes, all other programs must be re-installed.
Your SuSE GNOME team
So, if you have SuSE > 9.0 and your
/opt/gnome2 disappears, don't
get puzzled. You did a YaST update. So, don't use
on a SuSE box.