rpm vs tar install locations

Greg Matthews gmatt at nerc.ac.uk
Tue May 20 09:07:05 IST 2008

Jeff A. Earickson wrote:
> I've got to ask.  I got my Redhat box set up, took a snapshot
> of the base system, then ran the rpm install (saved output via
> the script command), rolled back to the snapshot, and then did

hmmm... I looked into taking snapshots and attempting to roll back using 
LVM - I never found an easy way to do it. Are you using LVM or EVMS? How 
did you do the roll back?


> a tar install (also saved output).  Why do the rpm's go into
> /usr, while the tarfile goes into /opt?  Frankly, I like it in
> /opt a whole lot better...
> Jeff Earickson
> Colby College

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