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Old 09-01-2009, 07:56 AM   #1
pento_pento
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where the softs goes


im new to the linux world and want to know where the softs are going after installation by default
 
Old 09-01-2009, 08:06 AM   #2
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u mean softwares? then go to /usr
 
Old 09-01-2009, 08:08 AM   #3
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well, I install realplayer11 (rpm) in a fedora, it went to /opt/realplayer and I installed xampp (tar), it went to /opt/xampp.
I think the look in /opt
 
Old 09-01-2009, 08:09 AM   #4
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Take a look at
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html
for some pointers about the linux file hierarchy
 
Old 09-01-2009, 08:24 AM   #5
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If you're using Opensuse (as for the gecko logo in your post) you can check exactly where files have been installed using:
Code:
rpm -ql package_name
and if you want to know just where the executables are placed, pipe the output of the above to grep bin. Regarding sofwtare compiled/installed from source, you generally take control of the installation directories using the --prefix option in the configure step. Furthermore, running ./configure --help will tell you about other prefixes you can change at your pleasure. Anyway, I guess only the first part of my post answers your question, doesn't it?
 
  


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