Programs - uninstalling, updating, pointing
Ok, I have a few problems with Linux. I love it, but the program thing kind of gets me annoyed.
Some programs modify config files and add stuff to libraries and stuff. When I want to remove the program, and it doesn't have an uninstaller (or doesn't work), I find it really hard to get rid of, and don't know exactly what it installed all over the place.
doesn't work on most programs I have.
what about updating programs, especially system programs like autoconf and bash and kernel stuff?
oh, this is what I want to do. I want to create a /home/me/my_programs to have all my non-system program files in - but be able to run mozilla with still "mozilla" not "/home/me/my_programs/mozilla/mozilla" - way of permanant pointers/aliases?
I'm still confused. Any good sites that explain everything about programs - where they install - how to uninstall, etc.
Eh, all this Canadian Penguin madness!