Location of iRidium Server installation on Linux

Jackie Roos 8 years ago in Server Solutions / Linux Server 0


iRidium Server on Linux is currently installed in the root directory. This is bad practice and is not a standard 3rd party installation location, please change the install to place iRidium in a standard location, such as /usr/local/iridium


The original idea behind '/usr/local' was to have a separate ('local') '/usr' directory on every machine besides '/usr', which might be just mounted read-only from somewhere else. It copies the structure of '/usr'. These days, '/usr/local' is widely regarded as a good place in which to keep self-compiled or third-party programs. The /usr/local hierarchy is for use by the system administrator when installing software locally. It needs to be safe from being overwritten when the system software is updated. It may be used for programs and data that are shareable amongst a group of hosts, but not found in /usr. Locally installed software must be placed within /usr/local rather than /usr unless it is being installed to replace or upgrade software in /usr.

source: http://tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Filesystem-Hierarchy/html/usr.html