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Old 11-19-2003, 04:08 AM   #1
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Just curious, what directory do you download packages/apps?

I was just curious to see what directory most folks download their packages/source/rpm/apps to. Is there some sort of standard that the community follows?
Old 11-19-2003, 06:42 AM   #2
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I put all of mine in /usr/src/tars so that I can use the /usr/src area to build them for installing. I download them originally to /home/guy/downloads because I have user permissions there, and Firebird will just download any tar.gz or tar.bz2 file straight to there with no questions asked. Then I have a symlink from /home/guy/downloads to /usr/src/downloads and when I want to install the package, I move it to the /usr/src area and periodically move /usr/src/*.tar* to /usr/src/tars.
There, I bet you don't really care now.
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/home/$user/install for apps, and ./download for misc.
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Old 11-19-2003, 12:08 PM   #5
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i thought the answers would be diverse. i there is no real convention.

i like the idea of creating a symlink from your home/download directory to
usr/***/*** directory.

would anyone else like to share... as a newb, i am just curious to how others do things in linux.
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