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Old 07-30-2003, 09:19 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Question re: file organization


I got Mandrake working last night on my Dell Inspiron 4000. So far, everything is great. I downloaded and installed both Firebird and Thunderbird. Here's my question, I basically just decompressed them both into directories into my /home/andy directory in their own folders. I am getting the sense that it does not really matter where I install programs under Linux. Is that right?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 09:57 AM   #2
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I dont think it really matters where u install stuff..unless theres a dependency issue..then you have to let other program know where this program is installed. As long as you know where things are..I think you should be okay
 
Old 07-30-2003, 10:06 AM   #3
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Very helpful. Thanks. One follow-up, do I need to install all programs as root?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 10:16 AM   #4
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Those programs don't have full installers yet, but come prebuilt... both of which is a little unusual. what you should ideally be doing is decompressing the tarballs or whatever to /usr/lib/MozillaFirebird (for example) and then creating a symlink from /usr/lib/MozillaFirebird/MozillaFirebird to /usr/bin/firebird for ease of access.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 10:26 AM   #5
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Am I correct in thinking that I can log in as root, move the files to /usr/lib/MozillaFirebird/MozillaFirebord, create the link, and maintain my bookmarks, etc?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 10:28 AM   #6
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yeah, as the bookmarks are not kept there, but always on a per user basis, currently in ~/.phoenix i think.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 10:28 AM   #7
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Thanks. This will all keep me busy tonight.
 
  


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