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Old 02-14-2005, 09:54 AM   #1
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Is there a standard OR best practices location for installing software.
In the Win world, I create an install directory, run setup, and let it install where it will.
I want to install OpenOffice.
Where should I install it to?

Old 02-14-2005, 10:18 AM   #2
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if you are gonna install it with your regular account, just create a folder anywhere you want in your home and install it there... i created a folder called "programs" and every program i install as a regular user has it's own folder in there... so my openoffice is in ~/programs/openoffice and my limewire is in ~/programs/limewire, for example...

if you're gonna install it as root, i'd suggest sticking with whatever defaults it comes with if you can...

the "best practice" locations for installing system-wide stuff kinda vary between distros...
Old 02-14-2005, 04:27 PM   #3
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If you install fro everybody as root, try to get then in the
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