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Old 02-26-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
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How can I keep track of what I install in order to uninstall it?

I am using Slackware 9 and it has a very useful tool that allows you to install/uninstall complete packages. But you have already compiled packages, of course.

However, now I am faceing my first installation starting from the source code (I am trying to install Mplayer, and the .rpm packages I found don't seem to work even when converted with rpm2tgz).

The instructions I found are just to use the command


make install

and all should work.

My question is: which file are created in the process? How can I keep track of what has being done to my system, in order that I can undo it if I don't like the results?

I realize it can seem a stupid question for an expert, bt be patient, this forum is for newbies...

Old 02-26-2004, 01:36 PM   #2
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Better to look at LinuxPackages; there's a great working Mplayer Slackware package already there. If you really want to compile from source, get checkinstall. It's on the second CD under extras. Basically run 'checkinstall' instead of 'make install' and checkinstall will make a Slackware package and install it for you so uninstallation of stuff is easy.


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