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"/usr/local" installation question

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#1 m1ckrz


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:32 PM

I recently installed an application in /usr/local. Afterwards, I was unable to run the application interface. I moved the folder to my home directory, at which point it began working fine.


Do I need to chown an application folder when I install into /usr/local or is it something else I am missing? How would installing to /opt work? I heard installing to /opt can cause issues with integration.


For reference, the application I was installing was the Copy cloud app.

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#2 NickAu


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:42 PM


Do I need to chown an application folder when I install into /usr/local

Sorry for the late reply.


No Idea when I install stuff I only use the software manager and Linux takes care of the rest. The only time I manually installed something was to update flash player and that involved copying the lib to the mozilla folder.


I do not consider 3rd party apps as safe( By 3rd party I mean if its not in the repo, If I cant type sudo apt-get whatever, I dont want it. Please note this is ONLY my personal  opinion.)

Edited by NickAu1, 18 April 2014 - 10:05 PM.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:29 PM

Yeah, double-check the permissions and you may want to put a link to the new app in /usr/share/applications so a launcher in the panel or wherever can be made to work.  Or if binary, to /usr/bin then link the launcher.


I could be off-base; it somewhat depends on the distro, but the principle is the same.  Or someone could have a better way.  (Where are the Slackers?)


Personal apps in /usr/local is the usual way, or make a directory you own and place them there. 

Edited by pane-free, 21 April 2014 - 03:32 PM.

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