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Old 03-26-2004, 08:22 AM   #1
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where to install software


Hi

I have developped some software. I was wondering what is the standard path to put software in.

in windows I am using program files/my company/product name

is there a equivalent for this in linux

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Old 03-26-2004, 08:26 AM   #2
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Stuff that's compiled locally on the machine normally goes in /usr/local or occasionally /opt.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 08:45 AM   #3
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Why I am always getting the Idea. That linux is finished and you should not add any software to it. If want to make live easier than you can create scripts but only for use on that particulat machine. Or you make a big mess.

I have software that i want to install on several machines, in a way that is logic. Is there a place ?

I could think of

usr
but as user you do not have much rights there

home/user
is nice to be it needs to be available for all user

opt
could be do not know much about that

kind regards

sneeze
 
Old 03-26-2004, 08:56 AM   #4
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The idea is that you don't install binaries and system files in user's home directories so you can't mess with them (and on a workstation so they can't get accidently fux0red by general usage), although I leave some statically compiled apps in my home dir (eg firefox). If you have a true multi user system then putting apps into each users home dir would be a poor use of disk space and would be a pain to upgrade.

Generally I think you're meant to put most things into /usr/local, it's kind of like c:\program files on winblows.

Check this out: http://www.pathname.com/fhs/
 
Old 03-26-2004, 11:22 AM   #5
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Generally /usr/local.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 01:07 PM   #6
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/usr/local is the normal place, but if the app file structure doesn't comply with the FFSTND then it should to go in /opt/program_name, like KDE on a Slackware system.
 
  


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