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Old 03-27-2004, 08:58 AM   #1
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Any good package HOWTOs?

Dear All,

I've noticed several different package behaviors, and get stuck each time I encounter something new. I've got the unzip-and-tar part down, and I understand the single-directory configure-make-install kind. What, though, about the ones that untar into a morass of common directory names and Is there any good documentation for all the common package types I would encounter? Thanks.

- Ben
Old 03-27-2004, 09:04 AM   #2
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When it does that start with README and INSTALL


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