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Old 09-22-2005, 02:22 PM   #1
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Installing to custom locations

Hi all,

I'm just wondering if it is possible to specify where a program gets installed to, whether it be using an RPM or installing from source. I like to know where everything goes, and I like to keep everything pretty organized.

I've tried searching around this site and google, but I can't seem to find what I"m looking for. All I can find is regular How-Tos that say basically "./configure, make, make install and watch it go."

Thanks in advance,
Old 09-22-2005, 02:25 PM   #2
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Well, with RPMs everything goes where the maintainer puts it,
you can easily find that out
rpm -q
(man rpm for details) is the key to your knowledge.

With source you can commonly use directives like
--prefix to tell stuff where to go, if you do a ./configure --help
it will tell you how to break that down very granularly.



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