According to Aj McKee:
> No what I mean to say that I can download a src file and have it working
> very quickly after complie. With some RPM, thoins are put into unusaual
> places like /usr/bin instead of /usr/local/bin etc etc its just a small
> thing I find with RPM and Redhat and does not happen as much these days. But
> stuff like having to dload the src rpm and modify it to meet my requirements
> is a pain in the ass. Also if I download a src (tgz) and its a simple
> ./configure make and make install usually it will install to /usr/local/bin/
> instead of /usr/bin. Their just small irritations that I find, but Iwould
> not say that they major.
Slow down when you're typing; I'm not sure I followed all that :)
'standard' RPMs tend to install in standard places, like /usr/bin and
/usr/share. The latter confuses me a little because it's fairly new, but
that's neither here nor there. Non-standard RPMs or manual source installs
generally go to /usr/local by default. If you're doing a source installs,
though, you can just change the --prefix argument to one that suits you.
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