Hi. I'll have used Linux on and off but I'm only recently new to installing/deinstalling software.
What is the most efficient way to install software?
For example I downloaded the X version of WinVice.
As user jsmith:
1) I extracted the gzipped tar to a /tmp dir in my home. eg /home/jsmith/vice1.11
2) Looked at the README then the INSTALL.
3) ./configure to compile the source.
5) As SU I "make install". I then do a "make clean"
1) Like the FAQ so far. At this point is usually ok to rm the /home/jsmith/vice1.11 directory?
I ask this because many installs go to /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/lib and save space if the
directory is no longer needed/
2) If I want to remove the software later, would it be a case of make uninstall? (stated in README)
I ask this because I would still need the /home/jsmith/vice1.11 directory where I compiled vice?
3) A game I tried "xrick" simply extracted into a folder under my /home/.. and ran from there.
Would it be fair to summarize there are 2 types then?
i) "private" user based software?
ii) "local" users based software?
4) How does a seasoned user go about keeping track/managing of these files? For un-installs or re-installs
Hope that didn't sound too convoluted there. I guess it's because there are more questions to ask that I
know at the moment.
Btw, Vice is fanastic under Linux!