checkinstall 1.0

ken_i_m ken_i_m at elegantinnovations.com
Sat Nov 25 16:31:06 PST 2000


Thanks Greg. I will take a look at your scripts when I go to build a new 
LFS which hopefully will be this next week.

At 12:30 AM 11/25/00 -0500, you wrote:
>On Monday 20 November 2000 04:13 pm, you wrote:
> > Hey:
> >
> > Came across a review
> > http://www.userlocal.com/reviews/checkinstall/checkinstall.shtml
> >
> > It works with a utility called installwatch. I was able to download the
> > binaries from the checkinstall homepage
> > (http://mayams.net/~izto/checkinstall-en.html). 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
>
>The problem with Installwatch is it doesn't work in the chroot environment
>without a lot of difficulty. Once you have a booted system and compile
>Instalwatch on it, you can go back into chroot and it will work fine.  I use
>two scripts while building LFS, one which uses installwatch, and another for
>the chroot environment which uses 'find'.  They both produce clean filelists
>of installed packages, and update the lists when one package overwrites files
>from another (there's quite a bit of that).  The scripts are attached, maybe
>you'll find them useful .
>
>Greg T Hill
>--
>Today is Prickle-Prickle, the 37th day of The Aftermath in the YOLD 3166

I think, therefore, ken_i_m


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