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Ok, my question is how to install a program (ex. Kexi) on my external hard drive. there's a lot of programs I would love to have but, I don't want ...
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- 11-30-2009 #1
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- Alexandria, Lousiana
Ok, my question is how to install a program (ex. Kexi) on my external hard drive. there's a lot of programs I would love to have but, I don't want them to hog up space on my internal hard drive.
Dell Mini 10
Linux Mint 7
- 12-01-2009 #2
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!"