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Old 06-14-2004, 09:18 PM   #1
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Keeping a clean system.


Hi. I wouldn't call my self new to Linux, i've been toying around with it for sometime now. My biggest problem is keeping it organized. I'm fanatical about not having old, out dated packages and installations on my system, but not sure how to remove installations. By installations I mean programs that I've built from the source. Some programs are nice enough to have a
make uninstall
feature but some don't, and saving the make files seems abit crude. When I upgrade a package does it usually replace the old one, or does it just ignore it and install over it? Is there some file that lists all the files copied over with make install?

Thanks
 
Old 06-14-2004, 10:17 PM   #2
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for slackware, rpm distros and (I think) debian, checkinstall is the thing. Replace 'make install' with 'checkinstall' and you can remove source-built packages with your distros regular package removal tool.
 
Old 06-14-2004, 11:55 PM   #3
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Interesting!
 
Old 08-10-2004, 10:57 AM   #4
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Thanks!
 
Old 09-05-2004, 11:15 AM   #5
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I disagree you should use the add/remove applet in the control panel.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 11:22 AM   #6
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No they shouldn't. Programs built from source don't show up in add/remove.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 01:07 PM   #7
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No they shouldn't. Programs built from source don't show up in add/remove.
That is a matter of opinion.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 10:11 PM   #8
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its a matter of fact unless you use something like gentoo
 
Old 09-05-2004, 10:26 PM   #9
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its a matter of fact unless you use something like gentoo
Nope you are just voicing your opinion. I know a lot about computers and stuff I took a html course in highschool last semester...
 
Old 09-06-2004, 01:16 AM   #10
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GalloperJimmy: What distro do you use?
I have used Mandrake, RedHat and Slackware and I have never come across the add/remove application that can remove programs built from source. Slackware has pkgtool and Redhat and Mandrake have rpms that can remove old packages, but not ones that have been built from source.

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Old 09-06-2004, 04:45 AM   #11
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I don't if this is the "cleanest" way to do things, but I usually just install new packages right over the old ones. Gets the job done with the least amount of hassle. At least for me...
 
Old 09-06-2004, 11:13 AM   #12
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GalloperJimmy: What distro do you use?
I have used Mandrake, RedHat and Slackware and I have never come across the add/remove application that can remove programs built from source. Slackware has pkgtool and Redhat and Mandrake have rpms that can remove old packages, but not ones that have been built from source.

--Ian
I use Microsoft Linux XP.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 12:41 PM   #13
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what is distor? plz .i'm really new to these things.

and is there any way to look for and remove file those are created during installations but are not needed any more..??
 
Old 09-06-2004, 01:06 PM   #14
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Nope you are just voicing your opinion. I know a lot about computers and stuff I took a html course in highschool last semester...
 
Old 09-06-2004, 01:47 PM   #15
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Here's a link to some Micro$oft Linux XP info:

http://www.tuxfiles.org/antihelp/linux-xp.html

Does the XP in Windoze XP stand for eXtra Pricey? All kidding aside, I'd be more willing to listen to a moderator and seasoned Linux users than to someone with an undisclosed amount of computer experience (save for the HTML course)..

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