Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: June 25 2005,23:58
The /optional directory is a place to store extensions you want
available from the menu, but NOT loaded into your ramspace yet.
It is just like having them on any freespace or partition.
Except that your right-click menu is given another area for extensions.
Placing them in /optional gives the mydsl script a location to build from
to create the menu for the desktop. Then, clicking on the app name from
your menu works just like clicking the mydsl button in emelfm.
( it LOADS them into your ramspace, making them ready-to-run )
The /opt directory is a location in your filesystem where the files
bootlocal.sh, powerdown.sh, .dslrc, and so on, are located.
It is a "writable" area, and a good place to have your apps and
extensions install to when they are LOADED ..
( .tar.gz and .uci extensions use this area for their filespace
when they are loaded, either by mydsl, mydsl-button, or menu )
It is also where the monkey webserver, the firefox-plugins,
and several config files are kept that are user-editable..
( samba, bashburn, and a few scripts to support synaptic and flash )
In the last post about persistant home and opt, the home directory
will "make" itself when the distro is booted with the home=hdXx option.