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Old 06-09-2004, 07:22 AM   #1
leecming
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Installing standalone linux programs


Hi,

I've been slowly getting up to speed about using linux by trying Knoppix 3.4 on my laptop. I know that I can install programs thru RPMs, Debian Packages, make install etc. However, what do I do with standalone programs such as Azureus Bit Torrent client or overnet? Do I just leave them in a directory of my own choosing.. or is there a standard place to store applications like those?

Also, how do I set it up so that these programs start automatically on boot up?

Thanks
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Old 06-09-2004, 07:44 AM   #2
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I think the standard place to put programs that you installed that are not part of the distribution is in the /opt directory, but you can probably put them wherever you want. If the program itself doesn't have an option to start at boot up, you can start it from a script as described here: http://www.desktop-linux.net/debian-rclocal.htm

The great thing about Debian, though, is most programs are already available using apt-get:

http://packages.debian.org/testing/net/mldonkey-gui
http://packages.debian.org/unstable/...ey-server.html
http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/bittorrent
http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/bittornado
 
Old 06-09-2004, 02:31 PM   #3
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I put any additional software in /usr/local then create a symlink to the executable in /usr/local/bin so that it's in the user's path.
 
  


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