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Old 09-23-2003, 08:26 PM   #1
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Question Install directory structure

I am installing postgresql onto RH 7.3 but this is a general question too. Where does a tidy, organised person put the files. First of all the rpm or tarball. Where to put this? Then postgresql requires a new directory like postgresql-7.3.4 or something, where should this go? /usr, /usr/lib, usr/local. Anyone got any simple quidelines?
Old 09-23-2003, 09:13 PM   #2
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are you asking about the postgresql files or software files in general?

there isn't really ONE special location to put the files... you can get a GENERAL idea of where things go, but every piece of software will have its own quirks... the documentation that comes with the source code of what you're compiling/installing will usually be your best guide...

of course, if you use RPM, then all the directory placement and stuff is automized... and you need not configure and/or compile anything...

i don't know about the postgresql directory, but as i said, rpm should set everything up for you...


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