Re: Acrobat 7.0 for linux is out
On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 18:22:34 -0500
"Roberto C. Sanchez" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-03-16 at 17:37 -0500, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> >>Ron Johnson wrote:
> >>>On Tue, 2005-03-15 at 23:34 -0500, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> >>>>Nate Bargmann wrote:
> >>>>>* Dave Howorth <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2005 Mar 15 09:44 -0600]:
> > [snip]
> >>OK. Figured it out. On one box I linked /opt/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread
> >>into /usr/local/bin and on the other into /opt/bin (I had added /opt/bin
> >>to the PATH variable in /etc/profile). That is what was causing the
> >>problem. I did some google searching and found that /etc/login.defs
> >>gets read in before the login process starts. So I updated ENV_PATH and
> >>ENV_SUPATH in /etc/login.defs to contain /opt/bin. I then rebooted the
> >>machine (it's a laptop and never gets much uptime anyway) just to be
> >>sure. However, this did not do it.
> > Where the heck does /opt come in to the picture? Is that where
> > you want to store non-dpkg-managed binaries?
Its what red-hat uses by default for self compiled and non-packaged binaries
(possibly others, not sure). Debian prefers/usr/local/, thus no /opt by default
> Yeah. /usr/local for self-compiled and/or customized free software
> packages. /opt for non-free stuff (Acrobat, icc, etc).
> Roberto C. Sanchez
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