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From "Ron Wingfield" <>
Subject Where to best locate and install source files?
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2002 00:38:59 GMT
Hello to all,

I guess this is an organizational question re: FreeBSD v4.5+.
Where should I unzip the httpd-2.0.39.tar.gz files?
I originially loaded binaries for v2.0.28 from a FreeBSD 4.5 distribution CD
and the installation created the path, /usr/local/etc/apache, for the
location of various config files, etc., such as httpd.conf.

I have created a directory, /usr/src/apache-2.0.39/, and decompressed
the http-2.0.39.tar.gz package there, which resulted inthe directory,

/usr/src/ "sounds" like a logical place to store "user source".  
If the object in located in the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ directory, 
can the executable object simply be moved to this location,
regardless from where it was originally created?

Generally, how does the unix culture name and locate stuff these days.  
I don't recall ever seeing a /var/ directory in SVR3 or SVR4 AT&T unix.  
What does "var" stand for?

Suggestions? -- Thanks,
Ron W.

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