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Old 09-18-2004, 11:25 PM   #1
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How is the file list in /var/log/packages/* generated?


I'm looking for a script that monitors a 'make install' or similar... installwatch isn't quite what I'm looking for.....

basically I want an easy to parse file list, like the files in /var/log/packages... I've got slack-desc & all that good stuff figured out, but I need to know how the file list in those /var/log/packages/* files is generated, or if there's an existing script or simple way to generate a file list file.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 11:37 PM   #2
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You want "checkinstall". It does just what you described. You can find the package in the /extras directory.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 11:41 PM   #3
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right, but I don't want a package created or anything of the sort.... all I want is a file containing the filesystem changes done by 'make install'.... I need a file that's more easily parsable than what installwatch gives me.... if I could get checkinstall to generate the /var/log/packages/ entry w/o the package that would be fine.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 04:38 AM   #4
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" if I could get checkinstall to generate the /var/log/packages/ entry w/o the package that would be fine." Well, you can tell checkinstall to not install the package and see it yourself if that's what you want to...
 
Old 09-19-2004, 10:16 AM   #5
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using checkinstall to create a package, then untarring it, moving the file containing the file list to the desired location, and then removing the package and the remaining untarred contents is not a very clean way to approach the problem.
 
  


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