Where should I install my program

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Fri Jan 26 12:38:02 UTC 2007

On Friday 26 January 2007 01:36, OOzy Pal wrote:
> Where should I install my programs that are not packaged. For example,
> I have  program that I downloaded and after extraction (untar), I can
> run it as
> java -jar xyz.jar
> Where should put it I searched the net and found most people prefer
> /usr/local
> should I make mine as?
> /usr/local/xyz
> or should I go inside one of the existing directories?
> --
The actual standard for Debian and it's derivatives that describes this stuff 
is here:


As I read it, you might use either:




depending on your exact circumstances, but in either case, install inside a 
[package name] sub-directory.

Scott K

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