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 ===== Software installation tips ===== ===== Software installation tips =====
 If you want to install a software package, it often has a system-wide location as default (''/usr'', ''/usr/local'' or ''/opt'', most of the time). But in most cases, an install location can be specified. If you want to install a software package, it often has a system-wide location as default (''/usr'', ''/usr/local'' or ''/opt'', most of the time). But in most cases, an install location can be specified.
-  * ''configure'' scripts often have a ''--prefix'' option to specify the install location. Check ''INSTALL'' notes that come with the package, and ''configure --help'' often lists supported options too. +  * ''configure'' scripts often have a ''%%--%%prefix'' option to specify the install location. Check ''INSTALL'' notes that come with the package, and ''configure %%--%%help'' often lists supported options too. 
-  * Python source packages often come with a ''setup.py''. When running the ''install'' phase, you can also specify a ''--prefix'' location, or use ''--user'' to install in a location in your home directory. +  * Python source packages often come with a ''setup.py''. When running the ''install'' phase, you can also specify a ''--prefix'' location, or use ''%%--%%user'' to install in a location in your home directory. 
-  * Installing python packages using ''pip'' or ''easy_install'' will also work if you give it a ''--prefix'' or ''--user'' option+  * Installing python packages using ''pip'' or ''easy_install'' will also work if you give it a ''%%--%%prefix'' or ''%%--%%user'' option
   * a package that comes with a ''Makefile'' often has a ''install'' target or some other location where you can set the destination. No real standards here, you may have to read the documentation and/or the makefile.   * a package that comes with a ''Makefile'' often has a ''install'' target or some other location where you can set the destination. No real standards here, you may have to read the documentation and/or the makefile.
  
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