Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
Well it's not dangerous, just if there is a security fix or CVE raised, just need to be across the package you extracted it from to ensure it gets updated if needed....

Either in the directory, or if you put them in /usr/local/lib the application should find them as it's in the ldconf search path, just make sure you run the command ldconfig to ensure the cache is updated.
Essentially back to my "easy" solution then with the difference that there is no superfluos symlink under /usr/lib64/