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1<appendix id="appendices-generic">
2<?dbhtml filename="generic.html" dir="appendices"?>
3<title>Installing in non-default locations</title>
4
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 envionment 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>
11
12<itemizedlist>
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'>$PREFIX/lib</filename>
18to <filename>/etc/ld.so.conf</filename> or expand
19<envar>LD_LIBRARY_PATH</envar> to include it.</para></listitem>
20<listitem><para>Add <filename class='directory'>$PREFIX/man</filename>
21to <filename>/etc/man.conf</filename> or expand <envar>MANPATH</envar>.</para></listitem>
22<listitem><para>Add <filename class='directory'>$PREFIX/info</filename>
23to <envar>INFOPATH</envar>.</para></listitem>
24<listitem><para>Add <filename
25class='directory'>$PREFIX/lib/pkgconfig</filename> to
26<envar>PKG_CONFIG_PATH</envar>.</para></listitem>
27<listitem><para>Add <filename
28class='directory'>$PREFIX/include</filename> to <envar>CPPFLAGS</envar> when compiling packages
29that depend on the package you installed.</para></listitem>
30</itemizedlist>
31
32</appendix>
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