[SOLVED] Where to install "manually installed" programs?

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phishsauce
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[SOLVED] Where to install "manually installed" programs?

Post by phishsauce »

Hi,

I have a fairly simple question that I cannot seem to find an answer to anywhere.

If I install a program manually (specific case example: https://open-language-tools.dev.java.ne ... folderID=0), where is the best place to extract the program files?

When I ran the jar file, it launched a little installer wizard, and it gave me the default "install/extraction" of /home/username/open-language-tools-version. I accepted that as I was trying to do something with the program.. but I was just wondering where these types of things should go.. /usr/bin seems to contain all kinds of executables and programs.. is that a good place to put stuff like this?

Thanks
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Re: Where to install "manually installed" programs?

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If you install as a user the program will (must) be installed in your home directory. If you install as root you can choose were to install. /opt is widley used for installing programs that come from "outside". I.e Firefox in LMDE is installed in /opt.
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Re: Where to install "manually installed" programs?

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I presume that if an application is installed in the /home/user directory , that it would only be available to that one user.
An applicaion installed in /usr or /opt (fies owned by Root), would be available to any User.

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Re: Where to install "manually installed" programs?

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Right click the downloaded uni.jar file, features, tab rights, and select allow the file to the performance program.
next Right click the downloaded uni.jar and open application Sun java 6 Runtime
clik next
clik next
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Then continue. after install go to /?????(home)/Open language tools/XLIFF Translation Editor/1.3.1 and click translation.sh and next Run
And its running!
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And to do a shortcut to desktop
select translation.sh
select translation.sh
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Re: Where to install "manually installed" programs?

Post by phishsauce »

So in conclusion, I can assert that it is a common practice to install programs (depending on user access requirements) to install a program in the home directory.. perhaps somewhere like /home/alex/applications or something.

Thanks guys.

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Re: Where to install "manually installed" programs?

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Hi,

It should be something like /home/alex/bin/<your apps>

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Re: Where to install "manually installed" programs?

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Ok, thanks very much.

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