where to put tarball

Robert Storey y2kbug at ms25.hinet.net
Wed Jun 4 00:33:54 PDT 2003

On Tue, 3 Jun 2003 09:31:05 -0400
"Kliment Andreev" <klimenta at futurebit.com> wrote:

> > 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.

Thanks Kliment. However, I wonder about uninstalling. If I think there's a possibility I'd want to uninstall later, don't I need to preserve the directory for a "make uninstall"? Or is there some other way to uninstall?


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