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Tip for installing programs outside “default” location

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Since stepping to ubuntu, I have the habit of installing stuffkeeper/gmpc/mpd/etc outside the “default” location like /usr or /usr/local.

I have install everything in /opt/mpd/.
The following steps make that work:

Now programs installed there will work, and correctly show up in your gnome-menu.
Now you can easily install programs manually withouth the fear of overwriting distribution files, and if you want to return to “stock”, just remove the dir + the environment settings.

A shame gnome-do does not pick this up.