Package User system [was:Re: [Bug 1536] ]

Randy McMurchy LFS-User at
Sun Aug 21 21:57:19 PDT 2005

Chris Staub wrote these words on 08/21/05 23:14 CST:

> The directories where files will be installed by package users will be 
> part of the "install" group, which the package users are also part of, 
> and group-writable, and sticky.

Only because there is an active thread about this, and I happen to
want to remove my existing installation of Xpdf, I am wondering how
my method compares to the Package User method for uninstalling a

Here's what I do (note: if there are directories, I must manually
delete them as I've been too lazy to write a script that does this):

root at rmlinux: /home/rml/build > for FILENAME in \
`cat Installed/xpdf-3.00pl3/filelist.log`; do rm $FILENAME; done

This is it. Package gone.


rmlscsi: [GNU ld version 20041220] [gcc (GCC) 3.4.3]
[GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.4] [Linux 2.6.10 i686]
23:53:00 up 141 days, 23:26, 3 users, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.13

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