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    where to put your compiled source (Evolution)

    I was trying to compile evolution-2.22.1 from source that I had untarred in the usr/bin directory which is where the older version evolution is now located. When I compiled I got a message at the bottom stating that I didn't make the path in a typical installation directory...or something similiar to that. Is there a place you should start ./configure from?
    Thanks, Neil
    Last edited by Dapper Dan; 05-21-2008 at 11:23 AM.

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    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
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    You shouldn't do it in /usr/bin, that's for certain! /usr/bin is where the final program will go, but you don't build it there. Either use your home directory or something like /usr/local/src.
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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    You probably need to look at the File Heirarchy Standard. It will help you understand where files should go on a Unix system. /usr/bin is for binaries only, so you shouldn't be extracting anything in there.

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