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Old 03-09-2005, 10:58 AM   #1
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checkinstall tgz file


When using checkinstall (instead of make install), where is a good place to store the resulting .tgz file?
 
Old 03-09-2005, 01:08 PM   #2
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i usually create a folder in my home directory, and save them there.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 01:22 PM   #3
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Re: checkinstall tgz file

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When using checkinstall (instead of make install), where is a good place to store the resulting .tgz file?
well....i guess on your hard-disk, under a name you can remember easily .
in M$-style that would be " my_packages "



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Old 03-09-2005, 02:22 PM   #4
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I store any nonstandard packages in /opt/downloads, honestly.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 02:35 PM   #5
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Any directory will do, its up to you to choose the right one for yourself. Mine go in /home/*/packages/tgz/mybuilds.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 02:48 PM   #6
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okay, cool.

now if I don't want to keep a .tgz that checkinstall creates, can I still use pkgtool/removepkg to uninstall the program?
 
Old 03-09-2005, 02:51 PM   #7
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okay, cool.

now if I don't want to keep a .tgz that checkinstall creates, can I still use pkgtool/removepkg to uninstall the program?

yup, removepkg <pkgname> will remove it. the only thing i've discovered, and maybe it's just me, is that i have to type the full name, instead of just the package name, i.e. instead of removepkg gaim, i have to type removepkg gaim-0.9.26-i386-1, but doing that removes it
 
Old 03-10-2005, 03:19 AM   #8
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Originally posted by detpenguin
yup, removepkg <pkgname> will remove it. the only thing i've discovered, and maybe it's just me, is that i have to type the full name, instead of just the package name, i.e. instead of removepkg gaim, i have to type removepkg gaim-0.9.26-i386-1, but doing that removes it
I think it's just you. I can just enter
Code:
removepkg wine
to remove wine built with checkinstall and this is true of all packages I've built using checkinstall. It's a great piece of software.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 03:30 AM   #9
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okay, cool.

now if I don't want to keep a .tgz that checkinstall creates, can I still use pkgtool/removepkg to uninstall the program?
Yes the install information is stored on /var/log/packages and /var/log/scripts (the last only if the package contained a install script) so you can safely remove the .tgz file and you can still uninstall it.

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