View Full Version : Fedora 9 - /usr/local/bin empty - is this normal?

20th June 2008, 07:10 PM
installed Fedora 9 today. chose office productivity + software developer profiles as options during install. /usr/local/bin is empty. is this normal? I was expecting at least emacs/xemacs, regular gcc, gmake and other software to be in there. I have a single 6708MB / (root) partition with 2427MB unused, (no separate partitions for /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin) so I don't suspect any space unavailability in the partition.

Als gcc links to ccache compiler and I don't find traditional gcc.

20th June 2008, 07:52 PM
Binaries are in /usr/bin/
If you need gcc, just do a

su -c'yum install gcc'

If you need more software just add it from the repos likewise

20th June 2008, 08:24 PM
/usr/local is for the programs that you compiled not the ones packaged by the distribution. Some people even put /usr/local in a separate partition, that way they don't have to compile the packages again.

hope that helps.

21st June 2008, 02:41 AM
Thanks to all for the clarification.

As english is not my native language, I would appreciate it if you tell my about my grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. Thank you!
And Juan, I couldn't resist but point out that the second my in your signature should be a me. :) Have fun, neither am I a native speaker.