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Old 04-18-2002, 03:34 PM   #1
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POLL: Where do you...


...download and compile your source?

Me, I download to /usr/src and compile it there also.

How about you?
 
Old 04-18-2002, 03:44 PM   #2
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user home directories..
do my install.. clean out the leftovers from install
cause most if you use tarballs will auto install to the correct directories.. so no need to clutter /usr/src or /usr ever..
 
Old 04-18-2002, 03:46 PM   #3
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where is the poll?
 
Old 04-18-2002, 03:48 PM   #4
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I don't know how to make an actual poll, but just respond however you like.
 
Old 04-18-2002, 07:45 PM   #5
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I download to ~/desktop/Tars, extract to a subfolder in the same directory then configure, make, and su make install from that subfolder and I keep my make file for make uninstall purposes.
 
Old 04-19-2002, 03:18 AM   #6
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I use /usr/local/src and install everything in /usr/local.
 
Old 04-19-2002, 07:31 AM   #7
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larger applications (like apache) i compile in /usr/src/ and for smaller items (like windowmaker dockapps) i just use my /root/src/ dir i created.
 
Old 04-19-2002, 11:34 AM   #8
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Looks like a lot of diversity out there.

I wonder if there is a standard location that is traditionally used by Unix/Linux?
 
Old 04-19-2002, 12:26 PM   #9
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I have a 'files' directory under each users' ~. In there I have docs and progs, and I d/l stuff to progs. I would use /usr/src if I was the only one using my machine, but I also have my housemate (a CS student) occasionally log into my Linux box, and having lots of files with different owners in one directory would make things confusing.
 
Old 04-19-2002, 02:05 PM   #10
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Re: POLL: Where do you...

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Originally posted by glock19
...download and compile your source?

Me, I download to /usr/src and compile it there also.

How about you?
To add my weird ways. I like to download everything into it's appropriate category in my ~/downloads folder which obviously contains a tree with many dirs for updates, misc, music etc..
As for my source, I created a /builds directory containing different compiled programs and source that is easy to get to instead od /usr/local/src (for me that is), then I just let things install, which usually means into /usr/local anyhow. So, is that silliness or what?
 
  


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