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Old 09-24-2006, 11:12 AM   #1
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Installation of application with distro...


By default, where are the applications that the distro installs located in?

I know Im going to get flamed for that, but I just dont have the right term to search for it... THanks!
 
Old 09-24-2006, 11:57 AM   #2
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Not sure I follow your question but most GNU/linux package managers places the apps that can be installed in /var directory. Don't remember the exact path under var.
 
Old 09-24-2006, 12:05 PM   #3
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You certainly don't deserve to get flamed, it seems like a valid question to me. The files installed in a package are scattered over the filesystem in relevant directories. For example, a few of the places Firefox-related files are found are:
/usr/lib/firefox (related libraries)
/etc/firefox (configuration and a default profile)
/usr/bin/firefox (This is the Firefox executable)
 
Old 09-24-2006, 12:06 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lonecrow
By default, where are the applications that the distro installs located in?

I know Im going to get flamed for that, but I just dont have the right term to search for it... THanks!
I seem to recall reading that under the ethos of GNU, there are a few common locations where apps are installed, but not all of the distro producers put them in the same place(s) i.e. some stick em in /usr/share, some into /usr/bin, some into /opt - see what I mean.

All you can really do is to install something for your distro and then (usually as root, but not necessarily) try
Code:
whereis application name
or even
Code:
locate application
regards

John
 
Old 09-24-2006, 12:11 PM   #5
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/usr is the direcory where most of your apps are installed to.
/usr/bin is the directory that hold most of the executables for your programs.
/etc is where you configuration files can be found.
another place where you can find configuration files is under your home directory and those files or directories start with a . like .kde or .bashrc for example.
 
Old 09-25-2006, 06:27 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone!! Very kind of you as usual :P
 
  


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