Ticket #6639 (closed defect: wontfix)
Change installation prefix of VirtualBox on MacOSX
|Reported by:||sierkb||Owned by:|
|Host type:||Mac OS X|
Description (last modified by bird) (diff)
Please change the binary installation prefix of VirtualBox from /usr/bin to /usr/local/bin to respect the distinction between System domain (for instance: /System/Library, /usr, /bin), the Local domain (for instance: /Applications/, /Library/, /usr/local, /opt/local) and the User domain (for instance: ~/, ~/Library).
Please keep the good Unix tradition and let /usr be the installation domain (and /usr/bin the binary prefix) for software provided by the system/distributor (relating MacOSX this means: Apple) and /usr/local or /opt/local be the domain prefix of third-party software or installed by the system administrator.
See also 'man hier' and MacOSX Reference Library:File System Overview:File-System Domains.