LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-01-2004, 10:50 PM   #1
rcockrell
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Where do you install software?


Is there a specific location where new software should be installed? For example, I downloaded Firefox and it wants to install it in the current folder ("/home/rodney")...it doesn't seem logical to put generic applications everyone would use in my home folder. Should I be using something like /opt?
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:57 PM   #2
IBall
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Various using VMWare
Posts: 2,088

Rep: Reputation: 62
You can use /opt or /usr/local. Obvously you will need to be root to install to these locations.

If you install firefox to /usr/local/firefox, you will need to create a symbolic link to the executable in /usr/bin
Code:
ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin
This is beacause the executable needs to be in your PATH so that you can type "firefox" in an xterm to start it.

I hope this helps, and welcom to LQ
--Ian
 
Old 11-01-2004, 11:29 PM   #3
rcockrell
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the help, it's working great!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cannot install some software txotxo SUSE / openSUSE 2 10-01-2005 01:37 PM
How do you install software? newbsabott Linux - Newbie 3 06-22-2005 02:48 AM
where should i install software? iemerick Linux - Newbie 4 07-23-2004 10:35 AM
Where to install software? jess1975 Linux - Newbie 1 07-13-2004 06:11 AM
How to Install software? Silverado2000 Linux - Newbie 6 01-30-2002 09:29 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration