What directory should I install downloaded software?

Hello there :slight_smile:,

In what directory is it best advisable to install softwares that weren’t downloaded through a package manager on Manjaro? /usr/local/?

I suggest you write a PGKBUILD for the program so that the package manager can track its files. You should first check if it’s available in the AUR, and only then resort to writing a PKGBUILD yourself or manual installation.

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It’s available in the AUR but I was just curious about how I should proceed if something like that happens. Thanks!

Well, executable files usually go to /usr/bin/, but there are, of course, exceptions: Discord is in /opt/discord/, etc. I think the best place to find this information is in the PKGBUILD files. If you read a couple, you’ll see which files are place where on Arch-based systems.

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