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Old 05-26-2005, 07:51 PM   #1
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Where would i install applications on linux


Hello all,

I know someone esle might've aked the same question ..i tried to search but wasn't successful.
I am trying to install Openoffice in fedora if i want all users to be able to use the openoffice or any other application where am i supposed to install the applications? what is the gereral rules? Also, after installing application they are not added to my start program menu? how do i add them there or do i have to make shortcuts for every application i install?
 
Old 05-26-2005, 08:06 PM   #2
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Hello,
You really can install it anyway, I'd suggest /usr/local, that way everyone has access to it.

In terms of your "start menu", which desktop environment are you using? We need to know that before the question can be answered.
-Jason
 
Old 05-26-2005, 08:06 PM   #3
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your package manager is your friend(yum, apt-rpm, synaptic, etc...). Use it unless you can't.
 
Old 05-26-2005, 08:17 PM   #4
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I am using KDE
 
Old 05-26-2005, 08:27 PM   #5
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I don't use KDE, but check under Utilities for the Menu Editor, it should let you create an icon for the program you just installed.
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Old 05-27-2005, 03:47 PM   #6
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to add to the start menu in KDE, I right click the K menu icon in the taskbar, select menu editor, and then right click, select new item or whatever, type in the path to the executable, change the icon, etc, etc.

There is probably a better way but this works for me. As for where the program installs to check the README or INSTALL documentation ususlly present in the tarball or type ./configure --help one of these ways usually tell where the installation path is. then
./configure
make
make install
make clean (opt)

HTH

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