[linux-elitists] [RANT] Debian the Elitist Distribution? [was Re: RFI: Recommendation for a good Vocabulary Builder]
Tue Feb 17 18:13:16 PST 2004
On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 12:32:01AM +0100, Steffen Beyer wrote:
>On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 12:00:20 -0800
>Jim Richardson <email@example.com> wrote:
>> This can be a problem, but I for one, prefer to let the distro handle
>> the main stuff, and any changes I need, I either repackage as a .deb, or
>> handle in /usr/local.
>Not to forget stow(8):
>$ apt-cache show stow
>Maintainer: Guillaume Morin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Description: Organiser for /usr/local/ hierarchy
> GNU Stow helps the system administrator organise files under /usr/local/
> by allowing each piece of software to be installed in its own tree under
> /usr/local/stow/, and then using symlinks to create the illusion that
> all the software is installed in the same place.
>I'm using it happily for years on various systems.
There's also checkinstall
Maintainer: Matt Hope <email@example.com>
Depends: installwatch (>> 0.6)
Description: installation tracker
CheckInstall keeps track of all the files created or
modified by your installation script ("make install"
"make install_modules", "setup", etc), builds a
standard binary package and installs it in your
system giving you the ability to uninstall it with your
distribution's standard package management utilities.
I've used it a bit also.
Jim Richardson http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
To believe in gun control, one has to believe that guns are not an
effective means of self-defense, which is why police carry them.
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