Installing software, /usr/lib directory and /usr/local
Got RH9 and am upgrading Mozilla to 1.7. For some reason the redcarpet auto installer doesn't work so am doing it manually. After successfully extracting the compressed file, it lets you choose a directory for install. Default is usr/local/mozilla. Once I did that it's installed, but I noticed it's not in the same location that it was installed in by the RH distribution initially. Also the fonts are all messed up with the new version running from the new directory.
After some detective work I noticed the original Mozilla was installed in usr/lib and usr/bin for the script to run Mozilla. Also noticed you can't use the original tray icon to start the new Mozilla because it still calls up the old Mozilla with the command: mozilla %u. My guess is that that command indicates to run the old mozilla script from the /usr/bin directory, is that right??? How can I get Mozilla to install correctly where the old one was and not have this font display problem??? You can barely read things using the new browser.
Also, any advantage to installing in usr/local rather than usr/lib?