I think having a /usr/local/lib/sane is a good idea. Perl, xemacs
and gimp do this.
I have 84 entries for sane out of 140 total, and every backend
seems to have 5 entries!
By the way, I tried using 'the proper parameter' for configure for a
long time before I just gave up and put everything in /usr/local.
I hate having to doctor up LD_LIBRARY_PATH (on solaris) before running
My trick for keeping track of what installed and what's not installed
is to make /usr/local owned by group 'build'. When I add a new
package, I create a new user for that package.
my script to create a user (on solaris anyway) is:
useradd -d /export/home/build -g build -s /usr/local/bin/bash u_$1
for sane, I created a user u_sane.
I also did a 'chmod g+s /usr/local' a while back - when a new
subdirectory anyway under /usr/local is created, the group is
set to build.
So any new package I get can be built and installed in /usr/local
with 'make install'.
Install a package:
log in as root:
# INSTALL_SETUP gcc
(my one-line script above executes - user u_gcc is added with the
next available user id and groupid build)
# su - u_gcc
u_gcc:~> gtar xvfz gcc-22.214.171.124.tar.gz
u_gcc:~> cd gcc-126.96.36.199
u_gcc:~/gcc-188.8.131.52> ./configure ...blah blah...; make install
Find out what was installed:
find /usr/local -user u_gcc
Remove a package:
find /usr/local -user u_gcc | xargs rm
sometimes you need a:
find /usr/local -user u_gcc -depth | xargs rmdir
And nothing can install in /etc, /var or /bin other such crap
because there aren't permissions.
Anyway, that's my system. Maybe it'll help someone.
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