With Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am working on a custom install of
gcc that I want to put alongside the supported version that is too old for my purposes.
My computer has version 4.8.4 installed from the Ubuntu repository, and I was looking at
whereis gcc to see how the gcc files are arranged in the filesystem normally.
I then noticed that the same executables are stored both in
ll -L on both folders). The following questions arise:
- In general, what is the purpose of
/usr/bin/X11/as distinct from
/usr/bin/? I have looked into the standard filesystem hierarchy, and
/usr/bin/X11/is no standard directory;
- In particular, is it correct to assume that the files in
/usr/bin/X11/are just a copycat of those in
/usr/bin/as a matter of rule? The new
<mount point>/bin/X11folder in its tree. This is useful to know in order to redirect with confidence the existing symlinks in
/usr/bin/X11to the executables of the new version (no-devil-in-the-details point of caution).
Thanks for thinking along.