where to put tarball

Kliment Andreev klimenta at futurebit.com
Tue Jun 3 06:27:39 PDT 2003

> I'm wondering where is the proper location to put a tarball (containing
source code) that I've downloaded and want to untar and compile. In Linux,
you generally would put it in /usr/src. I know all the FreeBSD documentation
says /usr/local is where all your personalized software

I put the tarballs in /tmp. Then I use make which actually compiles/installs
software. You can override default install directory. After that, I simply
rm -Rf /tmp/tarball.

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