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Old 05-27-2001, 04:37 AM   #1
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Hi

I would like to know were the best place is to install software for Linux.

E.g. I have downloaded MTV for Linux but I donít know were the best place is to install it so that all the users can access it.
Should I create a directory under /usr and install it there?
 
Old 05-27-2001, 07:49 AM   #2
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You can install is anywhere that you can remember then make a symlink from say /usr/local/bin to the file. So say you installed a program in /usr/local/someDir/bin/someBinary you can simply put a symlink in /usr/local/bin (or somewhere else sensible like /usr/bin /bin etc...) using something like
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ln -s /usr/local/someDir/bin/someBinary /usr/local/bin/someBinary
All your users will now be able to access that program... I think that MTV might have some strange issue with needing environment set to run like this though... again have a look at some supplied documentation...

HTH

Jamie...
 
  


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