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Old 18th September 2006, 15:30
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Lightbulb Yum or apt-get install question

I have since a while a local linux (centos) server running.

I used to install all the software packages from source but since my last format i switched to the YUM INSTALL method.

I works all great and easy, but i have a question.
Yum install practically always places everything in the /etc directory.
ex: /etc/http
Also a lot of the config files are dropped under the /etc dir. This makes it all a bit unstructered and chaotic.

While in the past using the source install method, i could personnaly choose where the software would be installed. I could structurize my server which made it much more easier to manage.
Ex: alle the software packages i installed in /usr/local/soft/
and alle libs in /usr/local/libs

Is there a manner so i could install the software using yum or apt-get in which i can choose the installation directory?

Because on of the plus features of yum or apt-get is that the can be maintained and updated very easy. Something that enhances the security of the server.

Any help or suggestion are welcome

Grtz Thim
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