Subject: Re: Packages (Re: xntpd)
To: None <>
From: Jesus M. Gonzalez <>
List: tech-install
Date: 01/05/1996 14:24:50
>What's so bad about symlinks? When all binaries are under one
>directory uninstall is very easy. Even for packages which are not
>prepared for uninstalling. You just remove the directory and do a find
>for broken symlinks and remove them. Absolutely lovely. I have always
>used this scheme for the installations that I have done.

	I do the same. Very easy to deal with by hand. And easy to

>My strategy goes as follows:
>- configure the package to live under /v/package-1.2.3
>- in directory /v create a symlink to where ever there's disk space
>  this week
>- make install
>- Go to /usr/local and create symlinks in bin, man etc from
>  /v/package-1.2.3/{bin,man} etc

	If you change "/v" by "/usr/local/install" I do exactly the same.


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