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Old 10-12-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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Don't know what to do with files in home folder after installation


Hi,

This may be dealt with in some other thread, but I had no idea how to find about it. Sorry if it's repeating...

I'm a newbie with Linux. Yesterday I managed to compile my first application (Yes!!).

I had to install resolvconf and python-musicbrainz2. Everything is working fine, but I've found the following files in my home folder:

python-musicbrainz2-0.4.1.tar.bz2
python-musicbrainz2.spec
resolvconf-1.36-path.patch
resolvconf_1.37.tar.bz2
resolvconf-1.37-metric.patch
resolvconf-1.37-symlink.patch
resolvconf.init*
resolvconf.spec


I'd like to remove them from that folder, but I'm not sure where they should go. I know what the bz2 files are and that I can move anywhere, but the rest I have no idea what they are and if I can (re)move safely...

Any help? And, any tip so this does not happen again (I don't remember putting those bz2s there)? Thanks!

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Old 10-12-2007, 02:46 PM   #2
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You could always make a directory somewhere, like /stuff or /home/<yourname>/stuff and mv those files to that directory. If something fails, you could move the file or files back.
 
Old 10-12-2007, 03:32 PM   #3
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Code:
python-musicbrainz2-0.4.1.tar.bz2
python-musicbrainz2.spec
resolvconf-1.36-path.patch
resolvconf_1.37.tar.bz2
resolvconf-1.37-metric.patch
resolvconf-1.37-symlink.patch
resolvconf.init*
resolvconf.spec
You might want to put the tar.bz2 source files in /usr/src/redhat/packages/BUILD/ and the spec files in /usr/src/redhat/packages/SPECS/.

From there you can use the "rpmbuild" program to produce an rpm package that you can install using the rpm command.
 
  


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