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I searched the forum and tried google but I can't find a defenitive answer on a, must be, simple question.
I use Mandrake 9.1 and am learning to install software by compiling it myself. All goes quite well but I'm wondering if I'm doing anything wrong.
For example: If I use an Mandrake rpm (say gaim) it installs the software in /usr/bin and not in /usr/local/bin which is the standard location for software (isn't is?) Same goes for Mozilla. I used an rpm to update the software and nothing went to /use/local in fact the dir only contains empty folders. I can only find Mozilla files in /bin and usr/bin. So what to do if I want to install software? uninstall the old stuff and install in /usr/local/bin or install the way Mandrake does? (which means that I have to alter every install location in ./configure before installing, right?)
If I do uninstall Mozilla and install the new 1.5 version in /usr/local/bin as the installer advises does a program like galeon still work (it depence on Mozilla I believe)?
I'd really like to know why Mandrake doesn't use te local folder. Isn't there a standard on linux?