[Fsf-friends] where do the software get installed..?

Shakthi Kannan cyborg4k at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 27 20:33:40 CEST 2005


--- Amachu <sriramadas at gmail.com> wrote:
> say we r installing a software xxxxx.rpm ...
> where will it go and instal?

Depends on what xxxxx is. Usually software gets
installed in /usr/bin, /usr/sbin. If its a library it
can get installed in /usr/lib.
> How to find the location of installation?

Just do a whereis on the package name.

whereis lspci
> Can we choose it on our own?

Yes. Its usually done only when you are compiling from
sources, and when you are testing a particular version
release of a software. Some packages are dependencies
for other packages. You don't want to disturb the
package management build of your distro. 

Moreover, when you have auto-installer tools like yum,
apt-get, emerge, YaST, its much easier to install
software using them than doing it manually.



Shakthi Kannan, MS
Software Engineer, Specsoft (Hexaware Technologies)
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