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