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This should be an easy one. I'm following these instructions to install sfntly. The instructions for installing a package say that the package should be "extracted to ext". What is meant by "ext"? Is this a directory? (I don't see a directory called "ext" in the root.)

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those are very short instructions... can you post the entire thing or link to the place with instructions of the 'package'. Also, are you talking about a regular compressed tar archive or .deb package? This could mean 'extract to any directory which I just happen to call ext', or anything else depending on the context... – steabert Aug 29 '12 at 19:26
No problem. I updated the question with a link to the full instructions. Thanks! – David Aug 29 '12 at 19:36
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From what I understand in the instructions, the main package sfntly needs the Google C++ testing framework. They say you should extract the latter to ext, probably meaning that the source of the main package has a directory ext where you should place the Google C++ testing framework and rename it to gtest (or make a link).

So, if the sfntly source has a directory ext, that is where you should put e.g. the Google C++ testing framework (the name suggests it is where you should put external library software).

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Yeah, I'm an idiot :-) Indeed, the sfntly package has an 'ext' directory. I get it now! I though it was something cryptic... – David Aug 29 '12 at 19:51

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