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Old 05-18-2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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Where do u install any Application?


hye,
Which folder do u generally install aplications?
I have extracted everything(YM,firefox,JRE) all to /root and now it looks cluttered,including a couple of .conf files.
From usablilty/organised approach which is the best place?
Something equivalent to the Windows 'Program Files'...?


thanx for the help,
Jared
 
Old 05-18-2005, 02:05 PM   #2
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/usr/lib/
/usr/local/
 
Old 05-18-2005, 02:05 PM   #3
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i put my apps in /usr/programs
 
Old 05-18-2005, 02:32 PM   #4
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3rd party apps usually go someplace like /usr/local/bin (although this varies a bit by distro).

Virtually *nothing* should go into /root. You aren't running as root, are you?
 
Old 05-18-2005, 10:53 PM   #5
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well till now YES... lol
I guess I m still used that mouse clicks where it is installing by default.
Hopefully not anymore..:-)
also,
where are the RPMs installed by default?I mean once we do rpm -vi <rpm name> where to they get installed?

thanks again,
Jared
 
Old 05-18-2005, 11:21 PM   #6
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I usually put apps in /opt ... and put links in /bin or /usr/bin
for installed ( rpm ) apps, it usually goes to /usr/share

you can easily locate files/directory with 'locate' command
locate firefox
find the paths of files/dirs with name containing firefox
 
Old 05-19-2005, 10:25 AM   #7
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RPMs go wherever the rpm-maker said they should go.

Depending on the app, and your distro, this could be /usr/local, /usr/share, /opt, etc.

If you want to know where a particular app resides, use "locate" or "find" from the command line.
 
Old 05-19-2005, 10:34 AM   #8
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For rpm, this command should give you the answer (example with rpm itself):
Code:
rpm -ql rpm | less
For other programs, see my web site > Computing > Linux > Software / Install.

Yves.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 03:22 AM   #9
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thx for the rpm -ql rpm
 
  


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