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Old 08-22-2009, 12:21 PM   #1
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Installation directory?

How do you find where a program you'd like to manually update is installed? I've tried to update a number of ubuntu packages manually because the repositories don't have the most updated options (Firefox being one of the most noticeable, but I have been encountering this quite often in the past month). But right now, I'm trying to update PokerTH and ... I have no idea where to install it.

Should I just uninstall the old version and put it somewhere random just to make it easy? Then how do I link to it in the menu, if I choose this option? (I've currently installed the .bin file to /usr/local/games/pokerth)

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-22-2009, 12:32 PM   #2
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It doesn't matter where you install it. Just remove the packaged version and install. Whever it goes, typically /usr/local/bin, it'll be on your path and that's all that really matters.
Old 08-22-2009, 01:00 PM   #3
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See, that hasn't worked yet. I've installed Firefox 3.5 (a while back), and it wouldn't use that version until I did something. Unfortunately, I'm still in learning mode and I dunno what the something was that I did right... (hence I'm back on 3.0.10)
I installed the pokerth .7.1 bin, as I mentioned, and it kept pulling up .6.3, even after I uninstalled the original package in synaptic or tried running it from the terminal in the correct directory.

Am I missing something? (Or another question: am I making sense?)

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