checkinstall 1.0

eriddle at eriddle at
Mon Nov 20 16:15:33 PST 2000

Quoting ken_i_m on Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 02:13:51PM -0700 :
> Hey:
> Came across a review 
> It works with a utility called installwatch. I was able to download the 
> binaries from the checkinstall homepage 
> ( Searching for the homepage 
> to installwatch returns a link that is 404.
> My interest is a utility similar to installwatch that logs all the files 
> created, deleted, modified, sym-links, etc. that takes place when 
> installing a piece of software so that its removal, upgrading, 
> what-have-you can be done cleanly.
> Thoughts, ideas . . . ?
> I think, therefore, ken_i_m

I have a similar desire, but I've got my production box already :)
For the next one, which I am about to start, I am contemplating a
backup like approach where I will use rsync to create incremental
backups after each install.  I am not sure how it will work, but
I will let you know if you are interested.


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