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Comment Re:This is why I like BSD (Score 2, Insightful) 591

BSD insists on putting ``ports'' under /usr/local, while Linux insists on not using /usr/local for anything that comes with the system. Both approaches produce failures for the users: programs not starting, for example. More importantly, the lack of cross-platform compatibility imposes tremendous costs on the UNIX community.

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.