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Re: Proper folder for non-Debian binaries




Brian composed on 2017-04-19 14:03 (UTC+0100):

> On Wed 19 Apr 2017 at 07:30:20 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:

>> I wish to use SeaMonkey's Linux executable to maintain maximum compatibility
>> with my Windows machine.

>> Using https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard as a guide
>> I see several possible folders.

>> What is Debian's preferred folder for executables available to all users.

> /usr/local/bin

I think not such a good idea, especially for any who need immediate availability
of multiple versions of a web browsing application. Better
/usr/local/<applicationNameVersion>, like so:
# ls -gG /usr/local/
drwxr-xr-x  2  4096 Mar  2 01:17 bin
drwxr-xr-x  3  4096 Dec 28 03:58 Brother
drwxrwxr-x  2  4096 Mar 31 11:51 dfsee
drwxr-xr-x  3  4096 Feb 28 12:58 etc
drwxrwxrwx 13  4096 Dec 12  2013 ff2
drwxrwxrwx  2  4096 Dec 16 00:02 ff21-32
drwxrwxrwx  2  4096 Dec 16 00:02 ff28-32
drwxrwxrwx 13  4096 Dec 15  2012 ff3
drwxrwxrwx  2  4096 Dec 16 00:02 ff30-32
drwxrwxrwx  8  4096 Nov 17 16:52 ff49
drwxrwxrwx 10  4096 Dec 28  2015 ffe10
drwxrwxrwx  2  4096 Dec 16 00:02 ffe10-32
drwxrwxrwx 11  4096 Feb 14 15:25 ffe17
drwxrwxrwx 11  4096 Dec 16 00:02 ffe17-32
drwxrwxrwx  9  4096 May  4  2016 ffe38
drwxrwxrwx  2  4096 Dec 16 00:02 ffe38-32
drwxrwxrwx  8  4096 Apr 19 01:49 ffe45
drwxrwxrwx  9  4096 Mar 21 15:59 ffnxt
drwxrwxrwx  2  4096 Dec 16 00:02 ffnxt-32
drwxrwxrwx  9  4096 Apr  7 23:41 fftst
drwxrwxrwx  2  4096 Dec 16 00:02 fftst-32
drwxrwxrwx  2  4096 Sep  8  2013 ffx
drwxr-xr-x  2  4096 Dec  9 03:51 games
drwxr-xr-x  2  4096 Dec  9 03:51 include
drwxr-xr-x  2  4096 Dec  9 03:51 lib
drwxr-xr-x  2  4096 Dec  9 03:51 lib64
drwxr-xr-x 12  4096 Dec  9 03:51 man
drwxr-xr-x  2  4096 Dec  9 03:51 sbin
drwxr-xr-x  5  4096 Dec  9 03:51 share
drwxrwxrwx 11  4096 Oct 17  2016 sm240
drwxrwxrwx 11  4096 Oct 17  2016 sm242
drwxrwxrwx 10  4096 Apr 18 19:11 smcur
drwxrwxrwx  2  4096 Dec 16 00:02 smcur-32
drwxrwxrwx 10  4096 Apr 18 18:36 smnxt
drwxrwxrwx  2  4096 Dec 16 00:02 smnxt-32
drwxrwxrwx 12  4096 Feb 28 13:12 smtst
drwxrwxrwx  2  4096 Dec 16 00:02 smtst-32
drwxr-xr-x  2  4096 Dec  9 03:51 src
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