View Full Version : [all variants] basic installation info : usr directory

July 9th, 2008, 12:55 PM

I don't have a deep knowledge of computer systems and Unix directories. I understand Ubuntu is based on Debian and Debian based on Unix (and Unix based on???).

I understand the need of a home folder on a different partition from file system so one can upgrade and keeps homes files as they are. What about other directories we see during the install process, such as usr...

What are they usefull for? Upgrades, user parameters (if I change Ubuntu version, will I keep non default prg that came with the initial package i.e: amsn, java...?

Thanks if you can tell,


July 9th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Linux Directory Structure (http://www.google.co.il/search?hl=iw&client=firefox-a&rls=com.ubuntu:en-US:unofficial&hs=DZv&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=linux+directory+structure&spell=1).