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Re: GNU IceCat 3.0

From: Bruno Miguel
Subject: Re: GNU IceCat 3.0
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 18:59:07 +0100

No simple way?!
I'll try checkinstall, but I never had much luck creating packages.

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 4:19 PM, Sean Artman <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 7/1/08, Bruno Miguel <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I'll be glad to report any bugs I find, as soon I am able to remove
>>  IceCat I compiled from source. Already made a 'make
>>  uninstall', but it tells me there's no target, etc... 'make distclean'
>>  doesn't remove it, either; neither 'make realclean'.
>>  If you can help me with this, I'll appreciate it.
>>  Don't know if it's relevant, but I'm running gNewSense 2.0.
> One thing you can try in this situation is checkinstall: create a deb
> of with checkinstall, install the deb with dpkg -i
> (over-writing the previously installed files), then you can cleanly
> remove it with dpkg -r. Checkinstall isn't perfect, sometimes it
> includes files in the package that it shouldn't, which can cause big
> headaches when you remove the package later, so before installing
> carefully check the contents of the deb with dpkg -c. (If this
> happens, checkinstall has an option to exclude specified
> files/directories from the package.)
> http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/
> Installing Firefox or IceCat with "make install" is probably not the
> best way. I always use "make -C browser/installer" instead, which
> creates a tar archive in /dist that can be extracted somewhere to
> install the browser. Then to uninstall you just have remove a single
> directory.
> Hope this helps!
> Regards,
> Sean

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