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Old 05-20-2005, 03:58 PM   #1
unreal128
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Locations for new programs.


I recently installed firefox in "/usr/local/share" on SuSE 9.2. My question is, for a program that is used by all users on the system, where should it go on the SuSE FS? In other words, where is the proper place to put this software? I want to use the proper methods for installing software on my system so I don't have inconsistencies.

Being a person who had to work on OpenServer for a long time with installed software on a GNU layout, it can be very annoying and confusing. I want the installed to be consistent and in the same directories they should be.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 04:03 PM   #2
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Most Linux distros i know put programs in

/usr
/usr/local

other third party software can go in

/opt
 
  


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