Uninstalling software in Linux
fn42551 at fmi.uni-sofia.bg
Thu Aug 17 07:54:15 PDT 2006
>> Angel Tsankov wrote:
>>> Has someone tried out Matthias Benkmann's package users approach to
>>> package management? If so, could you please answer the following
>>> -did you encounter any unexpected problems, e.g. ones not mentioned
>>> in the hint at
>>> -did you find any disadvantages;
>> I don't use it myself, but I do know it's one of the primary causes of
>> problems reported in the #lfs-support IRC channel. Granted, many of
>> the problems seem to be due to users that just don't have sufficient
>> experience but try it anyway (due to the fact it's mentioned in the
>> book as an LFS-specific package management method), but I think that,
>> even taking that into account, it's really more trouble than it's worth.
> I've used it three times now. The first time was the first LFS system
> that I built. I started with no package management then found the
> hint. "Switching horses in the middle of the stream" was not a good
> idea and I threw my hands up in frustration.
> Since I'm a glutton for punishment, I used it from the beginning on the
> second and third times I built LFS and BLFS. Once I got used to it
> things went well. The most agravating thing for me is that the install
> will fail if the install wants to write things, file or directory, in a
> directory owned my another user or root. You must then make these
> directories "install" directories as the hint indicates. This occurs
> only in the packages installed in BLFS. The hint can't cover everything.
> I've really found no other problems with it. Install, uninstall,
> monitor. It all works quite well for me, but there was an aggravating
> learning curve. Additionally, like the hint promises, I really know my
> system and now I understand Makefules.
Did you have to change makefiles too often? And was it makefiles or makefile.in's?
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