# Where do I put the Blender folder on linux?

It might be a silly question: where do I have to put the folder extracted from .tar.bz2 in a linux machine (Debian)? Usually I use a repository to install it but with the experimental versions I never know where to put it and I don't even know how to link the executable to the gnome application menu. Any help, please?

• It is traditional to use /opt/ for additional software, personally I keep blender versions in ~/src/ – rob Sep 11 '19 at 13:20
• It doesn't really matter. I prefer to put it in a directory called software inside my home directory. What you may want to do is edit your .profile and add it to your PATH so you can call Blender easily from the terminal. – Robert Gützkow Sep 11 '19 at 13:21
• If you want to be able to add it as a desktop entry, you will have to copy the blender.desktop file either to ~/.local/share/applications for the current user or /usr/share/applications to have it for all users. – Robert Gützkow Sep 11 '19 at 13:34
• @rjg I'll try it later. Thank you for your answer. – Penny Sep 11 '19 at 13:41
• @Penny If this helped you solve your problem, I'll add it as a proper answer (instead of just a comment). – Robert Gützkow Sep 11 '19 at 14:17