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Re: [SuSE Linux] rpm's
- From: adcarlso@xxxxxxxxxx (Arlen Carlson)
- Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 12:01:44 -0500 (EST)
- Message-id: <XFMail.990328120144.adcarlso@xxxxxxxxxx>
Removing a tar.gz?
The only pointer I can think of in this regard, is if the tar.gz was for a
program that required compilation of source. (This is probably obvious, but I
will state it anyway.) A 'make install' will generally put the programs where
you need them, and a 'make deinstall' or sometimes a 'make clean' will remove
On 28-Mar-99 Tim Shann wrote:
> I like rpms because they are so easy to uninstall. I have no clue how to
> remove tar.gz installs. Anyone care to give lessons?
> Michael Perry wrote:
>> On 27 Mar, Benjamin A. Rosenberg wrote:
>> > I have a question about RPM's. Why are they so much better then source?
>> > I have used source for the last 5 years. When I try to use RPM's it's
>> > usually a sticky situation.
>> > Thanks for any input. :)
>> Just my extremely subjective opinion and I use both. I like rpms for
>> some things like I downloaded rpms for the latest gnome stuff because I
>> wanted to see gnome running but then I decided I wanted to compile
>> things so I found that some of the program's configure scripts had
>> problems so I installed gtk/glib. I tend to use an rpm for something
>> quick that is packaged on the suse 6 cd's. As an example, after doing
>> the gnome thing, gimp would not run because of failed dependencies for
>> gtk. The gnome list informed me that you can actually have two
>> versions of gtk installed hence the gtkn and glibn on the gnome site.
>> I then installed the gtk and glib rpms from the suse cd. I still could
>> not manually configure gimp 1.0.2 due to some issues with gtk or gtkn
>> or gtk devel. When I decided I wanted the gimp, I did a yast install
>> and all it wanted was aalib which I selected for auto.
>> So my answer is that I use the best of both worlds. I think rpm's work
>> for me but I like the control of configuring. I like configuring also
>> but if I want something that seems rather complex and someone has built
>> an rpm spec for it, I tend to grab it. I am a wimp I guess; but I
>> still like the easy way that rpm offers. I have been stung a few times
>> like with the craziness surrounding the gtk upgrade path with rpms. I
>> also have installed my own self-rolled libs and had rpm installs fail
>> but configures, make, and make installs work for the same program.
>> I gave some thought to compiling kde 1.1 until I saw the rpms for 1.1 on
>> suse's update site. Too much of a temptation for me :)
>> Michael Perry
Arlen Carlson <adcarlso@xxxxxxxxxx>
"I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions."
-- Lillian Hellman
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