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Old 09-27-2003, 11:53 PM   #1
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Get used to my lame questions

Get used to my lame questions lol I am extremely excited about linux and I want to kick windows straight out the window by tomorrow night . Anyways I noticed that when you are installing from source as soon as you do the ./configure command all of these files get dropped right into your home directory. I was wondering if these files are deletable once you finish the installation? And if not how to I change the directory so my home directory doesnt become quicky cluttered.
Old 09-28-2003, 12:03 AM   #2
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create a directory inside your home dir (mkdir /home/username/temp) or whatever, and do all your compiling there. that way stuff wont mix in with the files you want to keep. and yeah, once you've done the ./configure, make, make install you can delete it all.( rm -rf /home/username/temp/* )
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I think these script are being executed from within your home directory. So the files will end up there. If you go to /tmp and configure your files will reside in /tmp.

And yes, you may delete the source files for the programs you compile and install. But sometimes it's nice to keep them around in case you need to rebuid for some reason or another.
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Thank you for clearing that up!


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