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Old 04-17-2006, 07:08 AM   #1
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Hello All!

I have read in aother post that it is not a good idea to install firefox into home directory. Why is this?

If I install any other software that is not built for a specific distro, should I install it into my home directory or elsewhere?

Old 04-18-2006, 03:39 PM   #2
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I'd guess that the reason is that if it's in the home directory, nobody could access it, excpet under your username.

I've read the standard place for software that's completely self-contained is in /opt. Otherwise generally the actually executable is is /usr/bin and associated files end up in /usr/lib


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