installing and managing new apps. good practice!
Hi everyone, I would like to ask the more experienced users about some advice regarding installing and managing applications. What tools do you use? Are there any other special package managers besides rpm?
I found out that quite often software has to be compiled. How do you keep organized such software?
Thanks for sharing you ideas!
ok, right now I am installing some mpc plugin. I am following the steps from the README file.
OK! At later times I can decide to uninstall the plugin and all its files. But how?
To uninstall later the best app is CheckInstall
Very few apps allow you to uninstall later after compiling from source as you mention.
As a newbie, you probably don't want to go running through your
system looking for all the file locations of apps... If I'm wrong, issue
decide you don't want, but it will leave you a copy of the installed package
in the source directory it creates, so you can install it again on another system.
CheckInstall will create a Slackware, RPM or Debian compatible package
and install it with Slackware's installpkg, "rpm -i" or Debian's "dpkg -i" as
appropriate, so you can view it's contents with pkgtool ("rpm -ql" for RPM
users or "dpkg -l" for Debian) or remove it with removepkg ("rpm -e"|"dpkg -r").
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