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Re: Installation Question


From: Jesper Harder
Subject: Re: Installation Question
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 20:33:32 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

exits funnel <address@hidden> writes:

> The result seems to be that the new version is resting in
> /usr/local/bin but /usr/bin which is first in my path so when I try
> to run emacs I'm still getting the old one.  I realize I could swap
> the order of the directories in my path but I'm wondering what the
> conventional solution is?

That's what I do.

> Should I just remove the version in /usr/local/bin?

If you have tested that the new version works to your satisfaction,
you could just remove the old version -- 'rpm -e emacs'.

> What's the difference between /usr/local/bin and /usr/bin anyway?

/usr/local/bin is for executables installed locally, and /usr/bin for
executables supplied by the distribution, see hier(7).


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