Where's "/opt/local/lib"? (Qemu related)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by micvog, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. micvog macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    I am trying to install Win98SE on my iMac G5 using QemuX. Apparently there is a bug in the current version and I need to manually copy some files to the "/opt/local/lib" folder. Where is it? I tried "Go to Folder..." in the Finder and it says no such folder exists.

    I am running 10.3.8.

  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    There's a kind of strange relationship between the directory structure on the boot HD and what Finder shows you, that hides some of the Unix directories. Also, you may not have an /opt directory -- I don't. Do this:

    Open Terminal
    cd /

    If you see an entry "opt," you can type "open opt" which will open opt in a new Finder window, even though it isn't normally visible. :cool:

    If you do not, make one:

    mkdir opt

    Again, you can use "open opt" to get to this in finder, or you can continue to make the directories with mkdir, and you can use cp to copy the files.
  3. micvog thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    Thanks! Turns out I didn't have an opt directory.

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