Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H
It is not a good idea, unless you have some way to log or track the install.
Well... yeah, but maybe not always -- I don't recall seeing a "configure-make-make install" that doesn't have a "make uninstall" as part of it, plus, by default, those almost always install in /usr/local
(unless you override it). If a package is using autoconf
, those are built in.
Yeah, it's far, far better to use src2pkg
(or, better, a SlackBuild), but, you know, in a pinch.
My one complaint about both src2pkg
and SlackBuilds.org stuff is that they don't install in /usr/local
by default and I wind up editing or exporting arguments to force them to install into /usr/local
or, in some cases, /opt
rather than the root tree.
Just a thought.