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Old 10-16-2003, 10:56 AM   #1
mmr_85
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Where to Install applications for all users?


Like in windows there exists x:/Program Files/ to install applications, where shuold I extract or install applications in linux?

For example, I want to add aMsn for all the users in the computer, but where do I need to extract it in order for all users to access it without restriction? Also I want to "install" Firebird that way.

Help would be appreciated, Im back to linux after some months and now I plan to stay with it.

thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 10:57 AM   #2
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by the way, I'm using Redhat 9, I dont think it might make a lot of difference.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:10 AM   #3
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As long as a user has permissions to read the file they can in Linux. Now if you want to have a user type something like mozilla instead of /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla you need to make sure that it is in their path 'echo $PATH' or create a link to somewhere in their path... 'ln -s /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla /usr/bin/mozilla' (/usr/bin is in my path)
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:13 AM   #4
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So I can install the applications in /usr/bin/amsn for example? If the user can read that folder, then I can create shortcuts in the desktop, right?
 
  


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