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Old 04-16-2004, 03:53 AM   #1
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Relationship between /usr/bin and /usr/lib

What is the relationship between these two directories? Do executables in bin call upon the libraries in lib?

More concretely, I'm trying to figure out where to put a precompiled tarball of FireFox. I plunked the whole folder down inside /usr/lib. $PATH, of course, doesn't look there. Am I supposed to mv the executable to /usr/bin and leave the rest where it is? What's the normal procedure for installations like this?
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well i think it is irrelevant where you put it. in a Shortcut, you just have to give the right path.

or, of course, you can put a symlink in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin.

i have my firefox directory in /usr/local and can open it by typing firefox in the console (due to the symlink in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin)

hope i could help

Old 04-16-2004, 04:23 AM   #3
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Thanks rob,

I tried "ln -s ../lib/firefox/firefox firefox" in the /usr/bin folder, but still nothing happens when I type "firefox" in a console. Any idea why?
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Nevermind, I got it. Thanks!
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