[CrackMonkey] [Pigdog] Re: Camp Linux (Was: Article idea?)
Paul J Collins
sneakums at eircom.net
Mon Jul 24 16:16:42 PDT 2000
>>>>> "Monkey" == Monkey Master <monkeymaster at crackmonkey.org> writes:
Monkey> begin Paul J Collins quotation:
>> One thing I've been wondering about; the package system. At the
>> moment, I build all my software from source, install em under
>> /usr/local/stow (by changing $(prefix) during make install) and fold
>> their trees into /usr/local using GNU stow. Is there anything to be
>> gained by preferring debs?
Monkey> apt-get source --compile <packagename>
Monkey> Don't like the way it built it? go in, make some changes, and
Monkey> then "fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage...".
Monkey> That's how I got potato packages on my slink system: the
Monkey> source debs in my sources.list were all potato, while my
Monkey> binaries were slink. It allowed me to go bleeding-edge on
Monkey> mutt while keeping my libc nice and known-good.
Heh. Don't talk to me about libc upgrades. I am a fool who upgraded
an RH 4.1 install to glibc2 by hand, piece by piece. I ran a libc5 X
on top of it for about two months before I finally got the glibc2
stuff. As I recall I kept a sh script called wrap5 lying around for
stuff that barfed badly in the schizoid environment I had created. I
think I wound up with around 90% glibc2 binaries before I blew it all
away last December and installed Mandrake. I kept all my stow
packages, though, and they all worked.
Those were the days.
Monkey> Of course, now I'm potato, but I still like to take the
Monkey> woody packages now and then.
Woody is Debian 2.3, yes?
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