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Old 11-07-2004, 08:57 PM   #1
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Common protocol

I'm a little bit lost in Linuxland. Please help.

1. What is the common installation directory for programs? I have seen tutorial where everything goes in /usr/src, but I know there are other tutorials that say put everything in /usr/local. When do I know when to use which folder for my installation?

2. Can I remover the .tar file after I have finished uncompressing it? I assume it's the equivalent of a zip file in Windows. What's the command to remove a file?

3. What version of Java does Slackware 10 ship with? Do I need to install Java again before going ahead and installing Tomcat?

That's it for now. I'm sure there's more to come later. Thanks.

Old 11-07-2004, 09:30 PM   #2
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mm I know some of the answers (I think)

1) It depends on your distro, so I guess I don't know

2) You can remove tar files when you are done with them.

3) I have no idea

Hope someone else can add to this


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