From: Nick Murtagh (murtaghn at domain tcd.ie)
Date: Fri 05 Apr 2002 - 10:57:29 IST
On Friday 05 April 2002 09:26, Kieran wrote:
> Package managers are very handy but sometiese you can only get a program in
> a .tar.gz type file. So my question is what did people do before package
> managers to keep track of what was on their syste? I know that it is
> possible to put code you download into a .rpm or whatever file and
> installit with the package manager but just say you don't want to.
Here's one way to do it that doesn't require a package manager:
Take a look at the section marked Filesystem layout.
Looking forward to the first distro that does this =)
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