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Re: Proper folder for non-Debian binaries




On 20/04/17 05:56, Nicolas George wrote:
Le decadi 30 germinal, an CCXXV, Felix Miata a écrit :
/usr/local/<applicationNameVersion>, like so:
The directory you are looking for is /opt.

On my Debian machine:

$ ls -al /opt
total 20
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root 4096 Apr 15 19:48 ./
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 Apr 15 13:09 ../
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 Apr 15 19:48 brother/
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 Apr 15 18:37 google/
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Apr 15 18:36 skypeforlinux/

These are Brother scanner drivers, Google Chrome, and Skype for Linux. The last two are managed via apt repositories but still live in /opt. All install scripts/links in /usr/bin.

Kind regards,

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