[Slackbuilds-users] Install SlackBuild Package Where I Want To

Thomas Ronayne ronayne.thomas at gmail.com
Fri Feb 21 17:45:10 UTC 2014


Although I really appreciate SlackBuilds and all the work that goes into 
them and the efforts of everyone working on SlackBuilds I have one 
problem that I just can't get my head around -- how do I install a 
SlackBuild where I want to other than in the root tree?

For example, I need NetCDF for use with the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT). 
I have always installed both GMT and NetCDF in /opt (they're both big 
and I don't want 'em in the root tree). That is also true of, say, 
OpenOffice -- or LibreOffice -- I don't want that stuff in the root, I 
want it in /opt.

I've tried editing the SlackBuild (changing "usr" to "opt") and have had 
messy failures doing that; is the some easy way to specify the 
installation directory? Have I just missed something really, really basic?


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