Re: Purpose of RPMS wrt Gnome / install problems.
- From: adam cybertrails com
- To: Bruce Stephens <b stephens isode com>
- Cc: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Purpose of RPMS wrt Gnome / install problems.
- Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 11:20:43 -0700
On Tue, Oct 20, 1998 at 05:16:50PM +0100, Bruce Stephens wrote:
> RedHat like to stick everything in /usr. I'm not sure what other
> distributions do, or even what RedHat's rationale is. configure tends
> to default to installing things in /usr/local. Hence the
The rationale (someone at RedHat correct me if I'm wrong) is that
if it's a pre-compiled binary, managed by the system, it goes in /usr.
If it's something that you added to the system that is non-stock, or
non-system managed, it goes wherever you put it. (Traditionally, /usr/local,
or more recently, /opt)
> I'm not sure what a good solution is. Personally, I install
> everything Gnomish from source, and then I know where it is.
That's the best solution I've found..
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