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Old 07-14-2003, 07:09 AM   #1
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Finding program paths


What's the recognised way of installing software to be picked up in the default path?

I've installed Mozilla 1.4 in /usr/local/mozilla - should I add /usr/local/mozilla to my path, or (as I presume) should I create a link to the executable in another directory that's already in my path? If so where? An example would be really helpfull(;-))

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Old 07-14-2003, 07:13 AM   #2
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Actually, Mozilla should install to a location in your PATH. However, out of the choices you've given, I'd have to go with a symlink approach. So first, find out what locations are in your PATH:
echo $PATH
Do this as a user. Then, as root, type:
ln -sf /usr/local/mozilla /usr/bin
Assuming /usr/local/mozilla is the executable mozilla file and /usr/bin shows up as being in your PATH.

But again, Mozilla should already be in your PATH, try a:
whereis mozilla
To find out.

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Old 07-14-2003, 07:23 AM   #3
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Thanks again, masterc. Concise, helpfull rapid response.

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Old 07-14-2003, 07:30 AM   #4
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You're welcome, did you get it sorted out and is it working?

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Old 07-14-2003, 08:17 AM   #5
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Yes!

It's amazing how many small things like this you come across when learning something new - this forum, and the people behind it, are a godsend.

I'm looking at linux as a viable alternative to windows for desktop users - I'm about 90% there. I couldn't have done as much as I have without linuxquestions.org - hopefully, soon, I'll be able to put more back in...

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