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Re: source builds vs. RPMs

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: source builds vs. RPMs
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 14:19:31 -0400
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On Friday, June 04, 2010 05:05:56 Bruno Haible wrote:
> Where does the thinking come from that it is bad to have something not
> recognized by the package system?

because it is bad.  i rarely install packages onto my system anymore without a 
way of tracking them via my PM.  if i do, i leverage DISTDIR first, and cherry 
pick what i want into /usr/local.

packages install way too much cruft that changes over versions to sanely track 
without a PM, and `make uninstall` is way too inconsistent and "helpful" to 
even think about trusting.

as for sticking things in /usr/local vs /usr, having different versions 
simultaneously with most packages just breaks things.

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