Keeping track of packages
Since Slack doesn't have a real package manager, i would like to know how slackers keep their installed software in order.
Here's how i do it:
I have a FILES directory in my /home and under it i have Slackware, Source, Other
So it looks something like this:
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SLACKWARE SOURCE OTHER
I first downlaod software, and cp it to Slackware (if it's a slack .tgz package) to Source (if it's a tar.gz source) or to Other (if it's Binary or script or anything else)
Then i use the original downladed file and install it, and delete the source tree after installation (so make uninstall is not possible any more)
Now i would like to know how others keep track of installed software so i can get some ideas and make my primitive system of keeping track better.
I was also thinking of making a real database of installed software, with information about each package and site from which i downlaoded it, but this seems unnecesarry and compllicated.
So people please let me know how you do this!
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: When i post the "picture" of directory structure above, it comes all messed up, sorry!
Last edited by NSKL; 06-28-2002 at 03:20 PM.