How/where is Linux software installed? - Debian

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  1. How/where is Linux software installed?

    When you install software in Windows XP a directory gets created for
    the main program, with other files getting placed throughout the
    \Windows\ directory structure, etc.

    Does this work (generally) the same way under Linux? Or are all the
    necessary files installed in a single directory?


    In Windows, programs are almost always installed by default in
    C:\Program Files\. Is the etc directory the corresponding directory
    in Linux where programs are usually installed?

  2. Re: How/where is Linux software installed?

    Paul Martin wrote:
    > When you install software in Windows XP a directory gets created for
    > the main program, with other files getting placed throughout the
    > \Windows\ directory structure, etc.
    > Does this work (generally) the same way under Linux? Or are all the
    > necessary files installed in a single directory?
    > In Windows, programs are almost always installed by default in
    > C:\Program Files\. Is the etc directory the corresponding directory
    > in Linux where programs are usually installed?


    Start by reading - or at least skimming - here:
    http://www.pathname.com/fhs/
    Once you get familiar with that, you'll have a pretty good idea of
    where things generally belong under Linux, and perhaps even why.


  3. Re: How/where is Linux software installed?

    On 29 May 2006 19:27:36 -0700, "Michael Paoli"
    wrote:
    >
    >Start by reading - or at least skimming - here:
    >http://www.pathname.com/fhs/
    >Once you get familiar with that, you'll have a pretty good idea of
    >where things generally belong under Linux, and perhaps even why.


    An excellent resource; thanks a lot. Nice short and sweet
    illustration of why things the way they are. Very, very helpful
    towards understanding what's going on.

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