[CentOS] software installation - good practice

Bob Marcan bob.marcan at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 17:35:52 UTC 2009


On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:35:32 -0600
Carlos Santana <neubyr at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
> 

I allways made a rpm from it and install by yum.
I'ts not hard.
Clean install and uninstall.

BR, Bob


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