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Old 11-04-2004, 09:04 AM   #1
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/usr question

I have been told that if you often run a large program then you should have /usr partition?? My question is are they talking about that I should save and compile the files in that directory or install the program in that directory?? and also can I compile the files in this directory (i.e. /tmp) and install the files in another directory (i.e. /usr)


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Old 11-04-2004, 09:16 AM   #2
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If you install any programs, most likely it will put its binaries in /usr/bin and the libraries in /usr/lib.
If you want to compile and install any source code you have downloaded you have to do:
--> go to its folder
-->become superuser
>make install

It should install its files directly in /usr.

If you are compiling a program of your own and you want to install it, you should either put in a folder that is in the PATH or copy it to /usr/bin.

I'm not sure what you really want to know, hope this helps.
Old 11-04-2004, 09:49 AM   #3
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Thank you and both info are valueable.


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