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Re: [SLE] Firefox 1.0.8
  • From: Paul Cartwright <paul_tbot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 15:42:53 -0400
  • Message-id: <200604171542.54342.paul_tbot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon April 17 2006 2:36 pm, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> In the general case, the advantage of RPMs are that they maintain a
> database.

true!
>
> Most tarballs use the configure/make/make install sequence. The
> configure essentially checks the dependencies. The disadvantage is
> that a database is not maintained. You could easily install a number
> of different versions of the same product. But, when you are
> installing an application as a tarball, it should not cause trouble
> with much else. The advantage with tarballs are that you custom
> build them for your environment.

you can ( and I do now) use checkinstall
so the process is(usually):
./configure
make
checkinstall
cd to that directory
run the command checkinstall told me, usually rpm -i...
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