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Old 11-30-2003, 07:13 PM   #1
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Where do you install source code

where do you install it, I've heard you put it in /opt/ but im not sure?

thanks a lot!!!
Old 11-30-2003, 07:38 PM   #2
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I put mine in ~/extracted/src - basically, you can put it anywhere. /usr/local/src is a frequent place. Doesn't really matter - all that matters is where it ends up, and that's quite flexible. It's best to keep it in the /home and /usr/local regions, though, in case of distro upgrades, reinstalls, or filesystem troubles.
Old 11-30-2003, 07:50 PM   #3
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You extract the source code wherever (preferably in a convienent place like digiot said), you compile the code, then you install the binary files produced when compiling. They usually go in /usr/local .
Old 12-01-2003, 03:11 AM   #4
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I make a /home/.../src directory to keep it in so I don't have to become root or change permissions to edit it when logged in as a user. As far as I know, it's supposed to go in /usr/local/src, but that's too much of a pain in the ass for me to bother with. If there is one thing I've learned in my years as a newbie, it's that you never want to do anything as root when you can find a way to do it as a user.


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