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Old 12-06-2010, 11:30 PM   #1
becaplin
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Unhappy Setting an executable to be in another's path


I have program (command line) that requires another program be installed and in its path. So I downloaded the file (.tgz), and extracted. I followed the compile and make instructions and ended up with a folder on my desktop that contains the excutable but is not in the path of the the other program. How can I do this..I think that I have about 20 more .tgz files to do this with.
 
Old 12-06-2010, 11:50 PM   #2
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whata ya mean by in the path of the other program? did you run make install as root? make install copies the files in the global path
 
Old 12-07-2010, 12:06 AM   #3
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Before running your program:
Code:
export PATH="<path of folder on your desktop that contains the executable>:$PATH"
But why did the other program install on your desktop?

EDIT: as frieza said about installs normally installing executables to directory/ies in the conventional $PATH.
 
  


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