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Is there somewhere where i can find out what is the Debian file system layout? I would like to create a folder and inside of that folder i want to install Apache, PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL but i want to install them in the same way as if they were installed in a Debian distro using apt for example.

i.e.: binaries in /usr/bin, conf in /etc (in my case ./MyFolder/etc/) etc..

So whant i am looking is where can i find out what exactly is the place that the files of Apache, PHP, MySQL are placed in debian?

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"i want to install them in the same way as if they were installed in a Debian distro": There is probably a reason why you want to do that? What are you trying to do? –  ysdx Sep 19 '11 at 21:14
    
I want to make a WAMP like app and let's say that my app will be installed in C:\MyAMP Inside that folder i want to make a linux like file system structure where i will put apache, mysql, php. Ex: C:\MyAMP\etc\apache2\httpd.conf, etc... –  daniels Sep 19 '11 at 21:16
    
What? WAMP, LAMP, XAMP, ... already exist. So why re-invent the wheel? And then in such a lousy way? –  mailq Sep 19 '11 at 21:20
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So it's on Windows. I don't think it is very meaningful to try to enforce a "LSB-like" file structure on Windows systems. Some programs use some kind of "Unix-like layout" on Windows but most don't, so it might not be really possible. Anyway install a virtual Debian server systems (it is quite lightweight) and do some "dpkg -L apache2.2-bin" to have an idea on the layout. –  ysdx Sep 19 '11 at 21:25
    
@mailq: And why not? –  daniels Sep 19 '11 at 21:44
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Debian is a LSB compliant distribution. So the standards are described (not exclusively) at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Standard_Base

But you won't install software at places where the package manager will also install the software! So I'll advice you not to do what you want.

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+1 The LSB defines places where it's acceptable to install user software. If you want to install stuff in the same place as the package manager, then create a package and let the package manager manage it. Otherwise, you're going to wind up playing tug-of-war. –  Bill B Sep 19 '11 at 21:20
    
Also see the Debian Policy manual. Debian does make some exceptions and defines some additional restrictions for official packages. –  Zoredache Sep 19 '11 at 22:02
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