folder in /opt

by Marton   Last Updated September 13, 2015 12:01 PM

Well I found a folder in /opt from which I don't know the origin.

When I do ls -la /opt it gives me

[email protected]:~$ ls -la /opt/
insgesamt 16
drwxr-xr-x  4 root     root     4096 Sep 12 23:25 .
drwxr-xr-x 23 root     root     4096 Sep  9 15:44 ..
drwxr-xr-x  2 clickpkg clickpkg 4096 Aug 13 13:45
drwxr-xr-x  3 root     root     4096 Jul  9 21:49 google

Answers 1

It is software you installed yourself (/opt/ is purely used for 3rd party applications you install yourself from mostly pre-compiled archives (tar.gz or something similar) and not from USC or a debian install file (if software did automatically get installed there from Ubuntu Software Center or even a debian installer (.DEB). The FileSystem Hierarchy we use has a strict rule on using /opt/)).

What you installed is probably clickpkg as part of their Ubuntu tasks app set (Ubuntu Tasks is a task management app written for Ubuntu Touch as part of the Ubuntu App Showdown.).

/opt/ is not used by "apt-get". If you want to get rid of it all you need to do to issudo rm -rf /opt/clickpkg. All software related to it -must- be in that directory when using /opt/ as an installation location.

September 12, 2015 22:08 PM

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