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Old 12-04-2004, 05:34 AM   #1
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Mess up with the installation path of software


Hello everyone! I have got a problem concerning the installation paths of all my software.Please answer me if you know how to fix it.

I have a RedHat 8.0 server at home.Basically,I installed most of the software with RPM.However,I discovered that there are no ongoing development RPM for RedHat 8.0.So I chose tarball to install the software.The problem starts from there.I sometimes forget the installation path of the software.And it all likes mess up! Some software installed with RPM, and some with tarball.

So,how can I manage tarball software properly?Is there any software to manage it?

Any suggestions are appreciated!
 
Old 12-04-2004, 06:45 AM   #2
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hi there

to manage the path of the tarball
u can specify during installation as this

./configure --prefix=/usr/local

then

make
make install

this way u can specify the path ,wherer u want to copy ur package files to

regards
 
Old 12-04-2004, 08:45 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot!
 
Old 12-04-2004, 08:56 AM   #4
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Just to add to that I would recommend doing :

./configure --help

to see the complete list of config options for the package you are going to compile.

Regards

Shmonkey
 
Old 12-04-2004, 09:43 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot of all of your answers.However,I just can't figure out.

I can't remember the installation path of my ClamAV's software.Because it generates error,and I want to remove it but no luck.I am trying to install RPM instead of tarball.Removing ClamAV is hard,though.

Would somebody gives me a clue?
 
Old 12-04-2004, 09:58 AM   #6
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hi there

what u can do u is
run
updatedb
(will take some time)
then
locate clamav

this way u can locate and delete all the files of clamav installed
sine u installed from a tarball, then u can go this way or if that clamav tar package supported "make uninstall"

regards
 
Old 12-04-2004, 11:05 PM   #7
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Fix it with make uninstall.Thanks for the input from you guys.
 
  


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