[CentOS] software installation - good practice

Carlos Santana neubyr at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 21:35:32 UTC 2009


Comments inline:

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Neil Aggarwal <neil at jammconsulting.com> wrote:
> Carlos:
>
>> I tend to try out many open source apps/packages
>
> I make a separate directory for each application in /usr/local
> so they are isolated from each other.
>

You mean /usr/local or /usr/local/src ?
I would create new directory under /usr/local/src and put source
there. Please correct me if I am wrong.

This brings one more confusion:
 - whether to use /usr space or /opt .

Any comments?

> You can also use KVM to set up virtual machines to be
> able to test and then drop the entire VM if you don't
> like it.  That will keep your main system completely
> clean.
>
>        Neil
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Thanks,
CS.


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