I read on DistroWatch quite a while back that there's a Linux distribution that installs all application files in /opt directory. However, I do not remember the name of this distribution. Anyone here know what I'm on about?
No distribution which follows the FHS (filesystem hierarchy standard) will use
/opt to install anything. That location is reserved for third-party applications.
I know of only one GNU/Linux distribution which dispenses with the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard and installs each application into its own directory structure: GoboLinux.
While it doesn’t use
/opt as the location for installing applications (it uses
/Programs), it may be the distribution that you’re thinking of.
Maybe Slackware or Linux From Scratch? I don't know for sure, but apps installed to
/opt is not that unusual (see
Also possible that an Admin prefers installing apps from sources that are configured to install under
/opt by default or such.
I dont know if there is one distro that does specifically install any app just into
/opt. I don't think so.