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Re: Setup PATH for X Window (urxvt)

On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 10:12:14PM +0200, Joe Hart wrote:
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> Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> > On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 04:39:39PM +0200, csanyipal wrote:
> >> On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 11:51:07AM +0100, Liam O'Toole wrote:
> > 
> >>> Better, though, would be to install the software to /usr/local instead.
> >> I agree with this. But the brlcad package can one to download in tar.bz2 
> >> package or from CVS repository. Which one can one use to build the debian 
> >> package from it?
> > 
> > Shouldn't pre-compiled tarballs go in /opt?
> Does it really make a difference?  What matters is that it is in a
> different place than /bin or /usr/bin so that the system won't clobber
> it when it gets upgraded.  Perhaps I am wrong.  Personally, I have some
> things in /opt and some others in /usr/local/bin.

I suppose it makes a difference depending on how update tarballs get
handled.  If you just get a new tarball, how do you ensure that all the
old stuff is removed?  With everything under /opt then you just remove
the directory.

If you're compiling, then a make uninstall (or whatever) handles this.


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