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Old 06-18-2005, 07:13 AM   #1
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files being copied into root


I'm new to Slackware, and I've been experimenting a bit, trying to get a nice clean setup on my desktop PC. I learned a little bit about checkinstall, and have been using it for most of my install-from-source installations. Trouble is, and I -think- it's related to checkinstall, files and directories from several different programs have been copied to root. Particularly .so.0 files and executable binaries.

Can anyone clue me in as to why this would be happening? I'm still trying to dig my way out of dependancy hell, too, because I started with a fairly bare-bones install. (gnome from source, anyone? )

Any help would be much appreciated.


Old 06-18-2005, 08:23 AM   #2
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You mean files copied into /, don't you ?

I could not tell the reason of that but I would
suggest you to donwload some Slackbuild scripts
from slackware source dirs of slackware mirrors

When you'll understand the concept, you will
able to create your own build scripts and control
each step of the package creation

On other side, what is your checkinstall version ?
Maybe you should upgrade it


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