[ale] User-specific software installation. ~/bin vs ~/.local/bin vs ??
jim.kinney at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 14:24:28 EDT 2011
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 2:17 PM, scott mcbrien <smcbrien at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you want to make it available to other users on the system, you
> might put stuff in /usr/local/. The LFHS indicates that /usr/local or
> /opt should be used for applications that are not provided by your
> linux distro. If you're creating etc and a bunch of directory
> structure, typically people chose /opt for that, for example oracle
> puts it's stuff in /opt/oracle-*
I put Oracle in /dev/null where it belongs.
Most distro $PATH variables list ~/bin for non-root users.
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Sparr <sparr0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > When you install software specific to your user (as many third party
> > game installers want to do by default, and many `make` processes are
> > capable of doing if so instructed), where do you put it? I have an
> > entire root hierarchy in ~/.local (that is, ~/.local/bin ~/.local/var
> > ~/.local/usr ~/.local/etc etc) that I let such things install to. I've
> > encountered other people who simply have ~/bin ~/etc ~/opt etc. Are
> > there other schemes? Are there any standards on this matter?
> > On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 10:23 AM, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com>
> >> I have a ~/bin on the multiple machines that I grep through for scripts
> >> interest. Sadly it's all very, very specific so of no use on any other
> >> system.
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