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- Sep 2009
- Alexandria, Lousiana
Dell Mini 10
Linux Mint 7
When you install binaries from your distro's repositories, they go automatically into the usual system directories (e.g. /bin for the executable, /usr/share for data, /etc for configuration files). As far as I know, you have no control over this. However, if you build programs from source, you can usually determine where the resultant files will go.
Most builds involve three commands:Code:
./configure make sudo make install
Suppose you have an external drive mounted on /mnt/ext. Then you can do the configure step with
./configure PREFIX=/mnt/ext"I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"