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Old 01-30-2004, 07:29 AM   #1
JohnKFT
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Record installation of tarballs, as for .tgz?


Is there any way I can get Slackware 9.1 to record a list of compiled and installed tarballs along with the Slackware .tgz files installed with installpkg?
 
Old 01-30-2004, 07:36 AM   #2
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There is no list of installed software from source, unless you made it yourself. The list of packages installed by installpkg/upgradepkg/pkgtool is available using the pkgtool command.

If you want to record software installed from souce you could use the package checkinstall, included in the extra dir of the slackware cd's . Typing checkinstall instead of make install will create a slackware package which can be viewed in the list of installed packages.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 07:43 AM   #3
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You might be interested in this programm (disclaimer: I have nothing to do with it):

http://freshmeat.net/projects/make_u...41%2C257%2C253
 
Old 01-30-2004, 09:16 AM   #4
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checkinstall is what you want. Creates a package from what you've compiled and then uses glorious pkgtool to install it, so you have the program listed *with* your packages, even better than having another list. I can't believe this program isn't publicised more. It's ace.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 10:10 AM   #5
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Checkinstall would seem to be exactly what I want. One straightforward record of everything installed. Thanks everyone.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:00 PM   #6
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Just installed it and tried it - perfect. Now that I am finding my way around a bit I am actually beginning to find Slackware easier to run than Mandrake - with which I started on Linux (8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2 then Slack 9.1) as it is so much simpler. Thank you Mandrake for giving me such a good introduction that I am now not afraid to poke around in config files, and hello to Slackware which I feel I can now handle.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:11 PM   #7
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glad to hear it. Enjoy yourself!
 
  


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