Re: [dev] install dwm

From: Kai Hendry <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:18:16 +0800

On 26 January 2012 04:28, Winston Weinert <> wrote:
> This may seem blatantly obvious and unspoken -- however: it is OK to install
> dwm to /usr/local or $HOME on the mentioned distros. It is a lot of work to
> roll packages per-setup and per-user. It also seems logical to put personal
> binaries in a personal directory.

Nowadays with inexpensive VPS and what not, your server is probably
not a multi-user system. So there is little point in bending over
backwards installing binaries in $HOME in my opinion.

> It seems the real question here is "How do I use Debian's package management
> facilities to install XYZ?". Suckless frowns upon this kind of question.
> Please see to using Debian docs next time!

You'll learn like I have, that Debian packages aren't all that.
/usr/local/bin is fine and manageable. Especially since the binaries
can have config.h tweaks.

ls -1 /usr/local/bin/
Received on Thu Jan 26 2012 - 03:18:16 CET

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