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[opensuse] Re: make fails on hplip
  • From: Charles Philip Chan <cpchan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 03:43:19 -0400
  • Message-id: <87my686rmw.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Philipp Thomas <Philipp.Thomas2@xxxxxxx> writes:

On a distribution that's based on rpm it's a bad idea to use
self-compiled software if you don't at least use checkinstall install
it as rpm.

Checkinstall is indeed a good idea for easy removal of software.

Otherwise the system dosn't know about your software and may, for
instance, overwrite it with an older package.

Huh, this is what the /usr/local and the /opt hierarchies (system wide)
are for. Of course one can also compile and install software in one's
home hierarchy.

Charles

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