I use Linux for 2 years at my work and I still confused where should my installed programs remain. Now I use
/opt/<program> e.g. I've installed vim73 from sources there (reason not to use package manager is there is no 7.3 version of
VIM in my sources e.g.
/etc/apt/sources.list on my
But all my programs I installed from sources previously are scattered among FS everywhere like PHP 5.3.6 remains in
/opt/local/php53, apache in
/etc/, vlc in
Is there some convention I can follow?