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Old 01-14-2013, 10:29 AM   #16
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I'm pretty sure Sahko meant that no circumstance justifies doing a "make install" into /usr (or /usr/local or /opt).
It is not a good idea, unless you have some way to log or track the install.
 
Old 01-14-2013, 12:17 PM   #17
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It is not a good idea, unless you have some way to log or track the install.
Well... yeah, but maybe not always -- I don't recall seeing a "configure-make-make install" that doesn't have a "make uninstall" as part of it, plus, by default, those almost always install in /usr/local (unless you override it). If a package is using autoconf and automake, those are built in.

Yeah, it's far, far better to use src2pkg (or, better, a SlackBuild), but, you know, in a pinch.

My one complaint about both src2pkg and SlackBuilds.org stuff is that they don't install in /usr/local by default and I wind up editing or exporting arguments to force them to install into /usr/local or, in some cases, /opt rather than the root tree.

Just a thought.
 
Old 01-14-2013, 01:52 PM   #18
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My one complaint about both src2pkg and SlackBuilds.org stuff is that they don't install in /usr/local by default.....
I actually prefer it that way, because I use /usr/local for my own home-grown stuff, and it's a good way of keeping my stuff separate from 3rd party stuff. Each to their own, I guess.
 
Old 01-22-2013, 08:11 PM   #19
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Thanks for the answers, I ended using makepkg to make the tgz and I put all the stuff in /usr/locals.
 
  


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