Post-LFS Package management

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jun 29 09:00:56 PDT 2000



> Just wondering what thoughts anyone has regarding keeping track of what belongs to what software package after the base system is installed and up and running. This has always been one of my frustrations with Slackware, but dpkg and rpm seem to involved and tied into Redhat's and Debian's design philosophy. I'm looking at stow, and am wondering what else is out there to keep track of what's installed, what versions, and to facilitate upgrading the same. Something that I can go from the source and make a package would be really nice. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I myself install packages in /usr/packagename

that way I know exactly which files belong to which package and it's
real simple to uninstall a package (simply run 'rm -r /usr/packagename')

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