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1<appendix id="appendices-generic">
2<?dbhtml filename="generic.html" dir="appendices"?>
3<title>Installing in non-default locations</title>
5<para>When you want to install a package to a location other than
6<filename class='directory'>/</filename>, or <filename class='directory'>/usr</filename>, you are installing
7outside the default environment settings on most machines. The following
8examples should assist you in determining how to correct this situation.
9The examples cover the complete range of settings that may need
10updating, but they are not all needed in every situation.</para>
13<listitem><para>Expand the <envar>PATH</envar> to include
14<filename class='directory'>$PREFIX/bin</filename>.</para></listitem>
15<listitem><para>Expand the <envar>PATH</envar> for root to include
16<filename class='directory'>$PREFIX/sbin</filename>.</para></listitem>
17<listitem><para>Add <filename class='directory'>$PREFIX/lib</filename>
18to <filename>/etc/</filename> or expand
19<envar>LD_LIBRARY_PATH</envar> to include it. Before using the latter option,
20check out <ulink url=""/>.</para></listitem>
21<listitem><para>Add <filename class='directory'>$PREFIX/man</filename>
22to <filename>/etc/man.conf</filename> or expand <envar>MANPATH</envar>.</para></listitem>
23<listitem><para>Add <filename class='directory'>$PREFIX/info</filename>
24to <envar>INFOPATH</envar>.</para></listitem>
25<listitem><para>Add <filename
26class='directory'>$PREFIX/lib/pkgconfig</filename> to
28<listitem><para>Add <filename
29class='directory'>$PREFIX/include</filename> to <envar>CPPFLAGS</envar> when compiling packages
30that depend on the package you installed.</para></listitem>
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