In this recording I describe how I decided where to store software that I downloaded manually, as opposed to software that is installed and organized automatically by GNU/Linux systems.
SPOILER: I settled on ~/local/src/ and ~/local/opt/
This is my first time recording a podcast. I recorded this in an afternoon when no one else was around except the furry kids and the neighbors outside. I've had the idea for this episode for a while, but having never recorded before didn't really know when/where/how to do it until just now.
The perspective of this episode comes from a GNU/Linux user since Sept. 2012, and a little bit of experience from 2002-2004. I'm interested in easy, simple solutions that everyone can use to solve problems or use new things.
Special thanks to Clacke for recommending in his recent episode the free/open-source Android recording application uRecord available from F-Droid. The resulting audio sounds great and uRecord is very easy to use. I recorded several separate paragraphs and concatenated them with Audacity.
Comment #1 posted on 2015-11-26 03:04:08 by Eric Duhamel
anakep had another suggestion. "I designed ~/.files.d to organize all my software and files.
all my daemon-sotware, personnal code, backups, auto-backups."
Comment #2 posted on 2016-02-01 16:11:13 by Boclodoa
I have a directory for this purpose too, the name has changed several times, currently is "code_from_beyond", beyond my repo. It is too long, maybe it will change to codefb or something like that.
I totally agree with the need of some directories which are not touched by the system, but only by the user.
I don't like .files.d very much because it feels too generic for me.
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