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Old 08-09-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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Is it safe to move this folder from home to elsewhere?


Hi,

I recently setup a desktop with 3 different user accounts.

While in the main user account, I downloaded the most recent hplip "run" program (hplip 3.9.8.run) to my home directory.

After completing the installation, I noticed a hplip folder in home that was previously not there. It has many hplip files (6.2 MB) in it and I assume is required for proper hplip usage. Thus, I did not delete it.

My Question:
Is it safe to relocate this folder from home to another location, perhaps somewhere in /

Or should I leave it in home?

Thanks.



Mods, I didn't know the proper forum in which to post this thread. If this is not the proper forum, then kindly relocate it. Thanks.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 10:52 PM   #2
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When you run a program, it search it in $PATH varibale. If you move another location, include that in PATH variable.

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Old 08-09-2009, 11:05 PM   #3
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My Question:
Is it safe to relocate this folder from home to another location, perhaps somewhere in /
Usually run file extracts its contents and installs all the components in the desired locations. So usually you can remove unpacked directory. You can remove also original run file.

I don't know hplip run file. I suppose it works as I described above but I'm not sure.

So I suggest you to perform simple experiment: rename unpacked directory and test if hplip still works. If yes, remove unnecessary directory -- if no, restore it's original name.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 11:34 PM   #4
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Very simple.. move it and see if it works. If it doesn't, move it back.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 01:14 PM   #5
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Hmmm...yeah...sounds like a simple enough experiment. So if I rename it and it doesn't work, then I know I need to leave it where it is.

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