[clug] path with wildcards

James "Doc" Livingston doclivingston at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 13:50:43 GMT 2007

On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 21:04 +1000, Sam Couter wrote:
> Andrew Janke <a.janke at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was going to mention stow, or xstow. Now that's already been mentioned
> I'll say: Make a deb or RPM package, put stuff in the usual locations,
> let your package manager sort out the cruft when you upgrade or remove
> the package.

checkinstall works pretty well for this (for debian packages at least,
although it should work for RPMs too). Instead of running "sudo make
install", you run "sudo checkinstall", give it some details and it will
make a basic package for you. It doesn't do dependencies or anything,
but it's good for being able to easily un-install the program.


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It just happens to be very selective about who its friends are.
    -- Kyle Hearn in asr.

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