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Old 12-30-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
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Where to store source .tar.gz

I've recently been wondering if there is a typical place to store source .tar.gz archives. I have always kept them in a single directory in my user's home, but I seem to be finding evidence that /usr/src is a common place to store sources. Is that correct?
Old 12-30-2005, 07:28 PM   #2
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I always keep them in /usr/local/src. Together with my SlackBuild scripts.

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Old 12-30-2005, 07:31 PM   #3
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It's up to you. I keep mine in /home/amosf/src
Old 12-30-2005, 07:39 PM   #4
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Not everyone has write permissions to /usr/src, so anywhere in your home directory is a common alternative. On my system its /home/userid/downloads/src.
Old 12-30-2005, 08:36 PM   #5
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i keep them in user home directories, too. there always there if you need them again.

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