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Old 05-29-2007, 12:05 PM   #1
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After comp&installing from source..


What should I do for source directories (those `tar xfvz foo.tar.gz`) after make && make install stuff? Can I remove them and still uninstall program? Or should I keep all those stuff in a safe place?
 
Old 05-29-2007, 12:41 PM   #2
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Some of them come with a make uninstall command and so I would keep them. I also keep the source code for apps I install on the box so that I know which version I used, which dependencies they have, and so forth.

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Old 05-29-2007, 01:08 PM   #3
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Alternatively you could look into install-log

It's still very useful, even though upstream appears to have died about 5 years ago.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 01:35 PM   #4
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And -depending on your distro- checkinstall may be just the
right tool for you; works a treat in slack, and supposedly
created debian packages and rpms as well.


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