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Old 02-04-2003, 08:23 AM   #1
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listing of programs


I've been reading up for awhile now and found some good stuff but also trailed a bit off topic which is easy to do on this site

My question is this:
how do i list all the programs i install from source?

I figured out how to do all this ./configure, make, and make install (and read the readmes), found out where they go, $PATH (/usr/bin and so forth) but if they are all scattered over the place, how do i remember what they are called or where they are.

I also found out that by typing the 1st 3 letters of a program found in your $PATH you can then complete it with tab. Nice.

That's the only reason i like kde, cause i can find things i want to run, but that's changing everyday....

Thanks people!
 
Old 02-04-2003, 12:54 PM   #2
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there is no central database for source pacakges. it's not possible.
 
Old 02-04-2003, 01:12 PM   #3
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alright, i guess i'll just keep a file keeping tabs on it.

oh, and after i install from source, can i delete the folder that the unpacked tar created? or do i need that to uninstall the tarball?
 
Old 02-04-2003, 01:19 PM   #4
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you do need it, but you can run "make clean" normally to get rid of unstripped binaries and such that will use up a lot of unneeded space. in theory, all you actually need to keep is the Makefile's in the relevant directories.
 
Old 02-04-2003, 01:46 PM   #5
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cool,

thanks a lot, now i can go nuts with new software, who says there's nothing for linux?!
 
  


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