package management

Thomas T. Veldhouse veldy at veldy.net
Thu Jan 11 06:30:51 PST 2001


You need to filter the output - ignore things in the mail cue - ignore
anything under /usr/src, etc.

Tom Veldhouse
veldy at veldy.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "jerry" <jdinardo at ix.netcom.com>
To: <lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 8:23 AM
Subject: package management


> If you use a find command to track new files created by install , how do
> you deal with the case of any new file created by process other than the
> make install while make install is running?
>
> You can change 1 sprintf line in installwatch to make your output
compatible
> with standard unix commands.
>
> Installwatch programs take no detectable time to run while a find command
can
> take a fairly large amount of time on a system with lots of extra packages
> installed.
>
> Installwatch type programs can also be unreliable because they can not
> track files created by programs that bypass dynamic  glibc open/creat.
> ie. An assembler version of install which call int 80 directly.
>
> Although I am using an Installwatch clone , I am still looking for  the
> perfect solution (other than writing my  own make install for each package
> as I assume the distros like redhat,debian must do).
>
> jpd
>
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