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Old 06-28-2002, 02:18 PM   #1
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Keeping track of packages

Since Slack doesn't have a real package manager, i would like to know how slackers keep their installed software in order.

Here's how i do it:

I have a FILES directory in my /home and under it i have Slackware, Source, Other

So it looks something like this:


| | |

| | |

| | |


I first downlaod software, and cp it to Slackware (if it's a slack .tgz package) to Source (if it's a tar.gz source) or to Other (if it's Binary or script or anything else)

Then i use the original downladed file and install it, and delete the source tree after installation (so make uninstall is not possible any more)

Now i would like to know how others keep track of installed software so i can get some ideas and make my primitive system of keeping track better.

I was also thinking of making a real database of installed software, with information about each package and site from which i downlaoded it, but this seems unnecesarry and compllicated.

So people please let me know how you do this!

Thanks in advance!


EDIT: When i post the "picture" of directory structure above, it comes all messed up, sorry!

Last edited by NSKL; 06-28-2002 at 02:20 PM.
Old 06-28-2002, 07:26 PM   #2
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i used to build my own slackware's packages when i was using slackware..
you should learn how to do so too!
it's too easy..
try out this mini-howto-->
The Quick and Dirty Guide to Slackware Packages
Old 06-28-2002, 10:23 PM   #3
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And have a look at AutoPKG.


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