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  1. #1
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    Apr 2005

    Where to Install Programs?

    I was installing Java, and they wanted to install it in the /opt directory. However, that's not on the default path, so my options are:
    1. Add another directory to the path
    2. Create a symbolic or hard link from /usr/local to the Java install directory
    3. Reinstall Java in /usr/local
    It sounds like to me that (3) is the best option, what do you guys think? If I add another directory to the path I could clutter up my path...

  2. #2
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    Jan 2005
    Seattle, WA, USA
    I'd just add the directory to your path. It's perfectly acceptable to do that.

    just add the line:
    to your ~/.bashrc

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